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Description - Two Views of Mind by Christopher DeCharms

A scientist compares and contrasts the Buddhist theory of perception and Western neuroscience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559390811
ISBN-10: 1559390816
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher DeCharms

Christopher DeCharms is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on how perceptions, thoughts, and subjective experiences can arise from the biological machinations of the brain. This question centers on what it is to be aware, both at the level of experience and at the level of the underlying neural processes. He has also investigated the understanding of mind arising from the traditions of Tibetan medicine and Tibetan phychology by working and studing with a number of Tibetan physicians and lamas.