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Title Biosemiotic medicine : healing in the world of meaning / Farzad Goli, editor.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, [2016]

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Series Studies in neuroscience, consciousness and spirituality ; volume 5
Studies in neuroscience, consciousness and spirituality ; v. 5.
Subject Consciousness.
Neurosciences.
Medicine, Psychosomatic.
Medicine -- Semiotics.
Alt Name Goli, Farzad.
Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Semiotic Approach to the Placebo Responses / Farzad Goli, Shahram Rafieian, and Sima Atarodi -- Chapter 2. Cybersemiotics as a Transdisciplinary Model for Interdisciplinary Biosemiotic Pharmacology and Medicine / Sren Brier -- Chapter 3. Some Reflections on Non-Substance Bound Healing Effects and the Concept of Narrative Medicine / Carl Eduard Scheidt -- Chapter 4. How Can We Reconstruct the Health Anticipation? / Farzad Goli and Reza Johari Fard -- Chapter 5. The Ritual Effect: The Healing Response to Forms and Performs / Farzad Goli and Mahboubeh Farzanegan -- Chapter 6. Hypnosis, Placebo and Performance: Recovering the Relational Aspects of Medicine / Shahram Rafieian and Howard Davis -- Chapter 7. How to Prescribe Information: Health Education without Health Anxiety and Nocebo Effects / Farzad Goli, Alireza Monajemi, Gholam Hossein Ahmadzade, and Azadeh Malekian -- Chapter 8. Making sense in the Medical System: Placebo, Biosemiotics and the Pseudomachine / Stefan Schmidt and Harald Walach -- Chapter 9. Medical Practice in/with the Semiosphere / Farzad Goli.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Semiotic Approach to the Placebo Responses; 1.1 The Pragmatic Dilemma: Non-specific or Meaning Response; 1.2 The Methodological Dilemma: Placebo, Noise, or Signal; 1.3 The Ethical Dilemma: Beneficence vs. Autonomy; 1.4 The Way Out of the Dilemma; 1.5 Biopsychosocial (BPS) Model; 1.6 Biosemiotics and the Biopsychosocial Model; 1.7 Cybersemiotic Medicine; 1.8 Applying the Biosemiotic Perspective: Towards an Integrative Medicine; References.
Chapter 2: Cybersemiotics as a Transdisciplinary Model for Interdisciplinary Biosemiotic Pharmacology and Medicine2.1 Introduction to the Biomedical Problem of Theoretically Integrating Awareness and Experience; 2.2 Is Consciousness a Part of Reality?; 2.3 Integrating the Four Views on Consciousness in the Cybersemiotic Star; 2.4 The Idea of Cybersemiotics; 2.5 Phenomenology and the Life World; 2.6 Popper's Three Worlds and Evolutionary Theory of Knowing; 2.7 Evolution and Teleonomy; 2.8 Changing Our Basic Understanding of Physics; 2.9 Why Brain and Experiential Consciousness Data Do Not Fit.
2.10 Biosemiotics: The Connection Between Meaning, Rationality and Nature2.11 Consciousness as Communicated Lifeworlds; 2.12 The Self-Organizing Universe; 2.13 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Some Reflections on Non-substance Bound Healing Effects and the Concept of Narrative Medicine; 3.1 The Concept of Narrative Medicine; 3.2 Attachment and Physical Health; 3.3 Attachment and Physiological Homeostasis; 3.4 Attachment and the Doctor-Patient Relationship; 3.5 Meaning Construction and Somatic Symptoms; 3.6 The Psychological Function of Narratives; 3.7 Placebo: Implicit Belief Systems.
Bibliography Note ReferencesChapter 4: How Can We Reconstruct the Health Anticipation?; 4.1 Belief System and Expectation; 4.2 Personal Belief System; 4.3 Healing Belief System; 4.4 Sociocultural Context; 4.5 Changing Expectation and Placebo Effect; 4.6 Behavioral-PNI Modulation; References; Chapter 5: The Ritual Effect: The Healing Response to Forms and Performs; 5.1 The Function of Rituals; 5.2 Rites of Healing; 5.3 Medical Systems as Embedded Therapeutic Metaphors; 5.4 Cultural Contexts and Healing Metaphors; 5.5 Conclusion; References.
Contents Chapter 6: Hypnosis, Placebo, and Performance: Recovering the Relational Aspects of Medicine6.1 Hypnosis: Imagination and Role-Taking; 6.2 Placebo, Meaning, and Interpersonality; 6.3 The Nocebo Effect; 6.4 Placebo, Hypnosis and the Relational Context; 6.5 Performance and Medicine; 6.6 Implications for Research; 6.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 7: How to Prescribe Information: Health Education Without Health Anxiety and Nocebo Effects; 7.1 Risk and Danger; 7.2 The Social Aspects: Medicalization, Healthism, and Life Stylism.
Note 7.3 The Individual Aspects: Medical Reality Versus Personal Realities.
Summary This book presents an interpretation of pharmaceutical, surgical and psychotherapeutic interventions based on a univalent metalanguage: biosemiotics. It proposes that a metalanguage for the physical, mental, social, and cultural aspects of health and medicine could bring all parts and aspects of human life together and thus shape a picture of the human being as a whole, made up from the heterogeneous images of the vast variety of sciences and technologies in medicine discourse. The book adopts a biosemiotics clinical model of thinking because, similar to the ancient principle of alchemy, tam ethice quam physice, everything in this model is physical as much as it is mental. Signs in the forms of vibrations, molecules, cells, words, images, reflections and rites conform cultural, mental, physical, and social phenomena. The book decodes healing, dealing with health, illness and therapy by emphasizing the first-person experience as well as objective events. It allows readers to follow the energy-information flows through and between embodied minds and to see how they form physiological functions such as our emotions and narratives.
ISBN 9783319350929 (electronic bk.)
3319350927 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 956278089
Additional Format Print version: Goli, Farzad. Biosemiotic Medicine : Healing in the World of Meaning. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016 9783319350912



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