Meditation and the Neuroscience of Consciousness: An Introduction

  title={Meditation and the Neuroscience of Consciousness: An Introduction},
  author={Antoine Lutz and John D. Dunne and Richard J. Davidson},
The overall goal of this chapter is to explore the initial findings of neuroscientific research on meditation; in doing so, the chapter also suggests potential avenues of further inquiry. It has three sections that, although integral to the chapter as a whole, may also be read independently. The first section, “Defining Meditation,” notes the need for a more precise understanding of meditation as a scientific explanandum. Arguing for the importance of distinguishing the particularities of… 

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