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Altered states of consciousness : experiences out of time and self / Marc Wittmann ; translated by Philippa Hurd.

  • Wittmann, Marc
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About this work

Also known as

Wenn die Zeit stehen bleibt. English


What altered states of consciousness--the dissolution of feelings of time and self--can tell us about the mystery of consciousness.


Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]

Physical description

xiv, 176 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-171) and index.


Prologue : an "I" awakes -- On time consciousness. Time expansion and moments of terror -- Time and space : the intoxication of drugs -- At one with the world -- Timeless in near-death -- The moment. Absolutely in the moment -- The duration of a moment -- Mindfulness and time -- Beyond the moment to timelessness -- Daydreams and mind wandering -- Loss of time and self. A puzzling patient -- Body, emotions, time -- Me, myself, and I : boredom, depression, meditation -- Epilepsy and timelessness -- Schizophrenia, or When time stands still -- Timeless through the doors of perception -- Epilogue : on scientific awakening.


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    Medical Collection
    BF468 2018W83a
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