Pain and Its Transformations - Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative (Hardback)
  • Pain and Its Transformations - Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative (Hardback)
zoom

Pain and Its Transformations - Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£48.95
Hardback 456 Pages / Published: 02/11/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Pain is immediate and searing but remains a deep mystery for sufferers, their physicians, and researchers. As neuroscientific research shows, even the immediate sensation of pain is shaped by psychological state and interpretation. At the same time, many individuals and cultures find meaning, particularly religious meaning, even in chronic and inexplicable pain.This ambitious interdisciplinary book includes not only essays but also discussions among a wide range of specialists. Neuroscientists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, musicologists, and scholars of religion examine the ways that meditation, music, prayer, and ritual can mediate pain, offer a narrative that transcends the sufferer, and give public dignity to private agony. They discuss topics as disparate as the molecular basis of pain, the controversial status of gate control theory, the possible links between the relaxation response and meditative practices in Christianity and Buddhism, and the mediation of pain and intense emotion in music, dance, and ritual. The authors conclude by pondering the place of pain in understanding - or the human failure to understand - good and evil in history.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674024564
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 786 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Pain and Its Transformations is a goldmine. Never before has a single volume brought together such a large number of experts in numerous fields and tied their ideas together into a cohesive study of pain. This volume will be a singularly fecund first step into a number of promising research agendas.--Ariel Glucklich
These essays link to each other in a way that I have rarely seen in a collection. Coakley and Shelemay beautifully frame the entire project, locating it conceptually and making clear what are the stakes for the field of religion and science. In topic, participants, and results, it is the sort of interdisciplinary encounter that the field needs if it is to make progress.--Philip Clayton

You may also be interested in...

Living Pain-Free
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Basic Physiology for Anaesthetists
Added to basket
Physics in Anaesthesia
Added to basket
Primary FRCA: 450 MTFs and SBAs
Added to basket
8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care
Added to basket
£32.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Advanced Training in Anaesthesia
Added to basket
The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief
Added to basket
Final FRCA: 300 SBAs
Added to basket
Pain is Really Strange
Added to basket
Living Beyond Your Pain
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.