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Almeida, Alexander Moreira de

Overview
Works: 10 works in 28 publications in 3 languages and 560 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF311, 153
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Most widely held works by Alexander Moreira de Almeida
Exploring frontiers of the mind-brain relationship by Alexander Moreira de Almeida( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conscious mind defines human existence. Many consider the brain as a computer, and they attempt to explain consciousness as emerging at a critical, but unspecified, threshold level of complex computation among neurons. The brain-as-computer model, however, fails to account for phenomenal experience and portrays consciousness as an impotent, after-the-fact epiphenomenon lacking causal power. And the brain-as-computer concept precludes even the remotest possibility of spirituality. As described throughout the history of humankind, seemingly spiritual mental phenomena, including transcendent states, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and past-life memories have recently been well documented and treated scientifically. In addition, the brain-as-computer approach has been challenged by advocates of quantum brain biology, who are possibly able to explain, scientifically, nonlocal, seemingly spiritual mental states. Exploring Frontiers of the Mind-Brain Relationship argues against the purely physical analysis of consciousness and for a balanced psychobiological approach. This thought-provoking volume bridges philosophy of mind with science of mind to empirically examine transcendent phenomena, such as mystic states, near-death experiences and past-life memories, that have confounded scientists for decades. Representing disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to neuroimaging and physics, and boasting a panel of expert scientists and physicians, including Andrew Newberg, Peter Fenwick, Stuart Hameroff, Mario Beauregard, Deepak Chopra, and Chris Clarke the book rigorously follows several lines of inquiry into mind-brain controversies, challenging readers to form their own conclusions--or reconsider previous ones. It is essential reading for researchers and clinicians across many disciplines, including cognitive psychology, personality and social psychology, the neurosciences, neuropsychiatry, palliative care, philosophy, and quantum physics. "This book ... brings together some precious observations about the fundamental mystery of the nature of consciousness ... It raises many questions that serve to invite each of us to be more aware of the uncertainty of our preconceptions about consciousness ... This book on the frontiers of mind-body relationships is a scholarly embodiment of creative and open-minded science." C. Robert Cloninger, MD Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics, and Psychology Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis MO
Cuidados paliativos by Franklin Santana Santos( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fenomenologia das experiências mediúnicas, perfil e psicopatologia de médiuns espíritas by Alexander Moreira de Almeida( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Para definir a fenomenologia das experiências mediúnicas, perfil e psicopatologia em médiuns espíritas foram selecionados aleatoriamente 115 médiuns em centros espíritas e utilizadas entrevistas estruturadas e qualitativas. A amostra tinha uma média de 48,1 ł 10,7 anos, sendo 76,5% mulheres, 46,5% com escolaridade superior e possuíam em média 3,5 tipos de mediunidade (incorporação 72%; vidência 63%; audiência 32%; psicografia 23%). Houve baixa prevalência de transtornos mentais, boa adequação social e uma média de 4 sintomas schneiderianos de primeira ordem. Os médiuns diferiam em diversas características de portadores do transtorno de identidade dissociativa
Spiritist psychiatric hospitals in Brazil : integration of conventional psychiatric treatment and spiritual complementary therapy by Giancarlo Lucchetti( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clozapina no transtorno bipolar refratario by Alexander Moreira de Almeida( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Os autores relatam o caso de um paciente de 36 anos, portador de transtorno bipolar tipo I, com predominio de episodios maniacos, refratario a varios esquemas terapeuticos ha mais de uma decada. Com a introducao da clozapina em associacao com valproato de sodio, houve remissao do quadro de humor e foi possivel reduzir a sua politerapia farmacologica a apenas duas medicacoes. Uma revisao de literatura sobre o papel da clozapina no transtorno bipolar ... (AU)
Diretrizes metodologicas para investigar estados alterados de consciencia e experiencias anomalas by Alexander Moreira de Almeida( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As experiencias anomalas (EA) (vivencias incomuns ou que se acredita diferentes do habitual e das explicacoes usualmente aceitas como realidade: alucinacoes, sinestasia e vivencia interpretadas como telepaticas ...) e os estados alterados de consciencia (EAC) sao descritos ... (AU)
Neural correlates of psychotic-like experiences during spiritual-trance state( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Recent studies indicate high levels of psychotic experiences in the general population. Here, we report a functional imaging study with 8 mentally healthy spiritual mediums and 8 matched controls. The mediums entered a mediumistic-trance state using a standardized manner by closing their eyes and actively seeking to ignore external and internal stimuli to achieve a 'state of emptiness'; in a control condition, they were instructed to re-enact the same mediumistic experience that they had during the mediumistic-trance condition but in a non-trance state (imaginative-trance). Both mediums and controls took part in a resting state session. The results indicate stronger activation in the lateral occipital cortex, posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), temporal pole, middle temporal gyrus and orbitofrontal cortex during the mediumistic-trance state. We also observe increased functional connectivity within auditory and sensorimotor Resting State Networks (RSN) during mediumistic-trance compared to resting and imaginative-trance conditions. Comparing spiritual mediums and controls, no differences in RSN were found. These data show preserved engagement of prefrontal cortex and connectivity of the default-mode network that indicate maintained introspective control over non-pathological psychotic-like experiences. Highlights: Stronger activation for mediumistic-trance in LOC, OFC, PCC, TP and MTG. Increased functional connectivity within auditory RSN for mediumistic-trance. Increased functional connectivity within sensorimotor RSN for mediumistic-trance. No differences between spiritual mediums and healthy controls were found in RSN
Revisao: A importancia da saude mental na qualidade de vida e sobrevida do portador de insuficiencia renal cronica by Alexander Moreira de Almeida( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A saude mental (SM) dos portadores de insuficiencia renal cronica (IRC) ainda e um aspecto do tratamento que tem sido negligenciado. O presente artigo revisa as principais evidencias disponiveis relativas a influencia da saude mental sobre a qualidade de vida (QV) e sobrevida dos pacientes com IRC. Estudos tem apontado para um importante papel da depressao na QV, muitas vezes superior ao das variaveis fisicas. Os transtornos mentais, notadamente a depressao, estao relacionados a incapacitacao do paciente aumento da nao aderencia aos tratamentos, do suicidio e da mortalidade por causas naturais. Esses achados se mantem mesmo apos o controle para variaveis socioeconomicas e clinicas, como gravidade da doenca clinica e qualidade de seu tratamento. Tambem e brevemente discutido o impacto do transplante renal e das fases pre-dialitica e dialitica sobre a SM. Concluindo, a SM tem emergido como um importante fator de influencia sobre a QV e as condicoes clinicas dos portadores de IRC. Os indicadores psicossociais precisam ser incluidos na avaliacao dos pacientes, definicao de tratamento e na analise da eficacia de nossa terapeutica. (AU)
Nucleos de estudos de problemas espirituais e religiosos (Neper) by Alexander Moreira de Almeida( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As dimensoes espirituais e religiosas da cultura estao entre os fatores mais importantes que estruturam a experiencia humana, as crencas, os valores, o comportamento e os padroes de adoecimento ... (AU)
Research on Experiences Related to the Possibility of Consciousness Beyond the Brain( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Abstract: This study aims to conduct a search of publications investigating experiences commonly associated with the possibility of the existence of a consciousness independent of the brain held on the main scientific databases (Pubmed, Web of Knowledge, PsycINFO, Science Direct, and Scopus). Of the 9065 articles retrieved, 1954 were included (598 near-death experiences, 223 out-of-body experiences, 56 end-of-life experiences, 224 possession, 244 memories suggestive of past lives, 565 mediumship, 44 others). Over the decades, there was an evident increase in the number of articles on all the areas of the field, with the exception of studies on mediumship that showed a decline during the late 20th century and subsequent rise in the early 21st century. Regarding the types of articles found, with the exception of past-life memories and end-of-life experiences (mostly original studies), publications were predominantly review articles. The articles were published in journals with an impact factor similar to other areas of science
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander Moreira-Almeida brasilianischer Psychiater und Parapsychologe

Alexander Moreira-Almeida Brazilian psychiatrist and parapsychologist

Alexander Moreira-Almeida Psiquiatra e parapsicólogo brasileiro

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