Móró, L. (submitted). Consciousness Research and Buddhism.
GBC conference proceedings.
In the following presentation, I would like to talk about consciousness and its connections with Buddhism. First I will briefly introduce the
theoretical and practical aspects of consciousness research, starting with theories of mind in both Western philosophy and Buddhist traditions. Then I
will describe a recently emerged interdisciplinary research field: cognitive neuroscience. Within this field, the importance of studying altered states
of consciousness . such as dreaming, hypnosis, meditation, and hallucinations . will be particularly emphasized. Furthermore, I will talk about
meditation and its practical research that has been carried out by Western scientists using Buddhist meditators as their subjects. For those interested
in these topics, a short list of recommended readings is provided at the end of the text.