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Noetic science

Luis Salvador-Carulla, Francisco Aguilera
BACKGROUND: The adjective «cognitive» has a double meaning and it is used for naming two disciplines with separate activities: Cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychotherapy. This has an unrecognised impact on the health terminology and the classification systems. METHOD: The current use of this term is reviewed in a series of key dictionaries, scientific books, databases (OldMedline and PsycINFO) and specific web searchers (Google Scholar). The history of this term and its etymology is also reviewed and compared to other alternatives (i...
October 2010: Revista de Psiquiatrí́a y Salud Mental
Marie Vandekerckhove, Jaak Panksepp
This essay provides an overview of evolutionary levels of consciousness, with a focus on a continuum of consciousness: from primarily affective to more advanced cognitive forms of neural processing-from anoetic (without knowledge) consciousness based on affective feelings, elaborated by brain networks that are subcortical- and can function without neocortical involvement, to noetic (knowledge based) and autonoetic (higher reflective mental) processes that permits conscious awareness. An abundance of such mind-brain linkages have been established using standard neuropsychological and brain-imaging procedures...
October 2011: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Bonnie J Horrigan
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January 2010: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Wen-Feng Zhu, Jun-Feng Yan, Bi-Qun Huang
The concept of syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a nonlinear, open and complicated huge system. Syndrome differentiation in TCM belongs to cognitive and noetic science. To establish a new syndrome differentiation system based on the key elements of the syndrome is necessary for TCM practitioners to promote differentiation ability and reach consensus on differentiation method. With combination of experience and computation models, the Bayesian network was used in the study of the relationship between the key elements of syndrome and the symptoms, and the relationship among different key elements, in which the computing diagnosis result was identical to the result from an experienced TCM doctor...
November 2006: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao, Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine
Jean Watson
This article explicates some theoretical and scientific dimensions of intentionality and consciousness as a framework for transpersonal nursing. New connections are made between noetic sciences and transpersonal caring theory, both of which cultivate intentionality as a form of focused consciousness as a formal field of study. What emerges is Intentional Transpersonal Caring, whereby intentionality, consciousness, and universal energy-field are posited as the foundation of a caring moment, potentiating healing for both practitioner and patient...
July 2002: Holistic Nursing Practice
J Levin
Jeff Levin is an epidemiologist and writer living in Kansas. He was trained in religion, sociology, public health, preventive medicine, and gerontology at Duke University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Texas Medical Branch, and the University of Michigan. From 1989 to 1997 he served on the faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. Dr Levin pioneered basic research on the epidemiology of religion. He has been funded by several National Institute of Health (NIH) grants, totaling more than $1 million in support...
July 1999: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
M Schlitz
Marilyn Schlitz is an anthropologist and director of research for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she develops and oversees research in three areas: emerging worldviews, inner mechanisms of the healing response, and extended human abilities. Before working for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, she was director of the Esalen Center for the Theory and Research Working Group on Direct Mental and Healing Interactions on Living Systems; a research associate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University in Texas; an assistant research scientist at the Agricultural Research Station and Department of Rural Sociology at Texas A & M University; and a research associate and project director for the Mind Science Foundation...
July 1998: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
J Quinn
Janet Quinn, RN, PhD, is an associate professor and senior scholar at the Center for Human Caring at the School of Nursing, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, in Denver, Colo. In addition to teaching she conducts research, lectures, writes, and maintains a private practice in Boulder, Colo. She received her PhD in nursing research and theory development from New York University in 1982. Quinn is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and is active in a diverse group of professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, American Holistic Nurses Association, Association for Holotropic Breathwork International, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine, Hakomi Therapy Association, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences...
July 1996: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
B G Burton-Bradley
The painstaking and always tentative effort to discover the universal characteristics of the human species differs in motive and attitude according to the arrogant anxiety-abating need for each of us to impose our own cultural categories upon others. When stemming from Europe this is seen by some as a form of psychiatric imperialism, by others as the fallacy of universalism and the primary of culture. Evidence from Papua New Guinea and other groups elsewhere show quite clearly that the noetic domains of those groups with different languages are so organized that the notion of a universal consensual science cannot be sustained...
March 1993: Papua and New Guinea Medical Journal
J T Fraser
Psychoanalytic practice has tacitly assumed the existence of an absolute and objective temporal matrix in which physical, biological and psychological processes take place and to which the subjective time of the patient in therapy gets gradually attuned. But psychoanalytic thought does not demand an ontology of absolute frameworks independent of man but only an epistemology in which several visions of reality are traditional. This paper reformulates the concept of time so as to accommodate three demands which appear to be mutually exclusive...
1981: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
H T Hunt
Recent criticisms of the place and function of "consciousness" in "cognitive science" are considered and rejected. Contrary to current orthodoxy subjective experience during abstract cognitive activity, especially when placed in its natural series with phenomenal accounts of so-called "altered states of consciousness," can provide unique and crucial evidence concerning just that core of "semantics" which eludes the automatized "syntax" of computer simulation. The "noetic" aspect of extreme altered states can be placed in relation to introspective descriptions of "insight...
February 1985: Perceptual and Motor Skills
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