Secular Emptiness

Bibliography of Scientific Studies of Emptiness as the cessation of sensory experience.

Ciaunica, A., et al. 2021. "Whatever Next and Close to My Self—The Transparent Senses and the “Second Skin”: Implications for the Case of Depersonalization." Frontiers in Psychology. 31 May 2021.

Gamma, A. and Metzinger, T. 2021. "The Minimal Phenomenal Experience questionnaire (MPE-92M): Towards a phenomenological profile of 'pure awareness' experiences in meditators." Plos One.

Gordon, W. Van, Sapthiang, S. and Shonin, E. 2021. "Contemplative Psychology: History, Key Assumptions, and Future Directions." Perspectives on Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/1745691620984479.

Laukkonen, R. E. and Slagter, H. A. S. 2021. "From many to (n)one: Meditation and the plasticity of the predictive mind." Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 128, 199-217. (

Metzinger, T. 2020. Minimal phenomenal experience: Meditation, tonic alertness, and the phenomenology of “pure” consciousness. Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, 1(I), 7.

Nave, O. et al. 2021. "Self-Boundary Dissolution in Meditation: A Phenomenological Investigation" Brain Sciences. 11, no. 6: 819.

Srinivasan, Narayanan. 2020. "Consciousness Without Content: A Look at Evidence and Prospects." Frontiers in Psychology.

Winter Ulf, et al. 2020. "Content Free Awareness: EEG-fcMRI Correlates of Consciousness as Such in an Expert Meditator." Frontiers in Psychology. 10

Yaden, D. B. et al. 2015). "The Language of Ineffability: Linguistic Analysis of Mystical Experiences. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality." American Psychological Association.

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