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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 1/2017

12-08-2015 | ORIGINAL PAPER

Remembrance of things to come: a conversation between Zen and neuroscience on the predictive nature of the mind

Auteurs: Giuseppe Pagnoni, Fausto Taiten Guareschi

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 1/2017

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Abstract

The notion of the brain as a predictive organ following Bayesian principles has been steadily gaining favor in neuroscience. This perspective, which has broad theoretical and applicative consequences, suggests also a novel way to look at the mind-body processes mobilized by meditative practices. In this article, the topic is introduced and subsequently explored as a conversation between a neuroscientist (GP) and the abbot of a Zen Sōtō monastery (FTG). We believe that such ‘mutual perturbations’ between the third-person descriptions provided by scientific research and the phenomenological depth of Buddhist lore have a great potential for advancing our understanding of both brain function and meditation.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Remembrance of things to come: a conversation between Zen and neuroscience on the predictive nature of the mind
Auteurs
Giuseppe Pagnoni
Fausto Taiten Guareschi
Publicatiedatum
12-08-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 1/2017
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-015-0438-z