Transpersonal Neurobiology: An Example of a Pragmatic Model of Meditative StatesA transpersonal approach to neurobiology can understand the biological correlates of mind as existing in the entire body, not merely in the brain, and as consisting of both nerves, informational molecules, and interacting electromagnetic fields, all responding and adapting as the needs and intentions of the organism shift and change. In the quest for correlating aspects of mind and body, it is possible that the fields of qualitative sensation felt in the body in a state of mindfulness/ phenomenological consciousness may be the perception of the subtle electro-magnetic fields of the mind/body system, a living field of presence. As an example of an expanded approach to neurobiology, the process of entering and sustaining a meditative state will be examined.
Hartelius, Glenn, "Transpersonal Neurobiology: An Example of a Pragmatic Model of Meditative States" (2010). Founders Symposium. 72.