Neuroscientific Study of Religious and Spiritual Phenomena: A Field Analysis
Introduction With the rapidly expanding field of research exploring religious and spiritual phenomena, there have been many perspectives regarding...0
Field Analysis of Religion, Spirituality and Human Flourishing
Introduction The Metanexus Institute seeks research projects that scientifically explore the link between religion and spirituality and the virtues...
Trading Faith for Spirituality: The Mystifications of Sam Harris, by Meera Nanda
Metanexus Cogito. 6,112 Words. “There is something decidedly weird about this business of spirituality. Just say the word ﾓspiritual,ﾔ...
Neuropsychology and Mythology of Motivation for Group Aggression
Jordan B. Peterson, applying theories developed in his masterful Maps ofMeaning: The Archetecture of Belief, considers the problem of...
Spiritual Transformation Q&A: Mario Beauregard
Some questions about his neuroscientific research on Carmelite nuns.
Neural Development: Affective and Immune System Influences
1: Introduction Two recent contributions have advanced understanding of brain function: Gerald Edelman’s Neural Darwinism (Edelman 1989, 1992, Edelman...
The Science of Compassion—A Talk with Evan Thompson
If Evan Thompson, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto is right, cognitive science will be a...
Emergence and Supervenience: A Reply to Phil Clayton
Metanexus: Views 2001.11.17 2594 words Today’s column by Greg Peterson is the fourth and final response to PhilClayton’s column...
Recent interest in Neurotheology raises interesting questions, and hints at some possible answers about thought processes, God, and the...
The Epistemology of Testimony
If the role of testimony in knowledge is so vast, why is its role in the history of epistemology...