Thursday, May 25, 2006

New Books in Interdisciplinary Studies

Among the new books received this week are a few that sythesize findings in neuroscience, religion, psychology and behavorial studies.

Soul, Psyche, Brain : new directions in the study of religion and brain-mind science, edited by Kelly Bulkeley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), joins another book by the editor already in the science library:

The Wondering Brain: thinking about religion with and beyond cognitive neuroscience (Routledge, 2005).

A number of other books by Kelly Bulkeley are in the Main Library and/or accessible electronically through OBIS. [Author search in OBIS for Bulkeley]

Other interdisciplinary books received this week include Michael Rutter's Genes and Behavior: nature-nature interplay explained
(Blackwell Pub., 2006). and

Attachment and Bonding: a new synthesis. Report of the 92nd Dahlem workshop. (MIT Press, 2005).
From the editor's summary: "Attachment and bonding are evolved processes; the mechanisms that permit the development of selective social bonds are assumed to be very ancient, based on neural circuitry rooted deep in mammalian evolution, but the nature and timing of these processes and their ultimate and proximate causes are only beginning to be understood. In this Dahlem Workshop Report, scientists from different disciplines--including anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral biology--come together to explore the concepts of attachment and bonding from diverse perspectives." More new books

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