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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-121

Science of the Mind*


M.B, B.S, D.P.M, M.R.C.Psych. Ex-NIMHANS (retired Prof. of Psychiatry). Currently: Part-time Consultant Psychiatrist at Maiya Multi Speciality Hospital, Jayanagar, Bengaluru-560011, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.86137

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The popular concept and practice of science as an exclusively objective exercise ignores the study of rich and unavoidable subjective phenomena relating to mind. This article proposes that as a process of generating knowledge from perceptual experiences, science-skill is innate to man, which demands precision and effective management of bias, and relies on faith for communication. It manifests in man along two dimensions, one of precision and the other of need and interest. Two more dimensions influence its practice and communicability. This dimensionality accommodates scientific study of diverse human experiences, including religion and spirituality. Evolution of scientific study of mind requires complementing the existing objective techniques with development of techniques for investigating subjective and intuitive experiences. It would also benefit by borrowing concepts and methodologies from ancient Indian philosophies and spiritual practices. Swami Vivekananda's observations are presented in this connection.


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