Space, Science & Spirituality

Publications, Presentations, and Media coverage

Journal Papers

  1. Bockelman-Morrow, P., Reinerman, L. and Gallagher, S. 2013. Methodological lessons in neurophenomenology: Review of a baseline study and recommendations for research approaches. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00608
  2. Gallagher, S., Reinerman-Jones, L.E., Janz, B., Bruhn, M., Templar, J., & Sollins, B. (in press). Using simulated environments in experimental studies of cognition: A study of spiritual experience during space travel. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science.
  3. Reinerman-Jones, L.E., Sollins, B., Gallagher, S., & Janz, B. (in press). Neurophenomenology: An integrated approach to exploring awe and wonder. South African Journal of Philosophy.
  4. Bockelman, P., Gallagher, S., & Reinerman-Jones, L. (in progress) Context and the shape of perception: suggestions from a space simulation study.
  5. Janz, B. and Gallagher, S. (in progress). Transforming inner space in outer space.
  6. Gallagher, S. (in progress). Phenomenology: The sky is not the limit. TBD.
  7. Gallagher, S., Reinerman-Jones, L., Sollins, B., Janz, B. Using a simulated environment to investigate experiences reported during space travel. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science. (2014): 1-19.
  8. Reinerman-Jones, L., Sollins, B., Gallagher, S., Janz, B. Neurophenomenology: An Integrated Approach to Exploring Awe and Wonder. South African Journal of Philosophy 32:4 (2013): 295-309.
  9. Dissertation

  10. Bockelman Morrow, P. (October, 2013). Neurophenomenological Methods: Experiences of Earth and Space in Simulation. Modeling and Simulation Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Central Florida.
  11. Presentations

  12. Gallagher, S. (May 6, 2014). Phenomenology: The sky is not the limit. Cognitive Science Program, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  13. Bockelman, P., Janz, B., Gallagher, S., & Reinerman-Jones, L. (April 2014) Spirit in the Sky: A hermeneutically-informed experiment design for understanding spiritual and religious experiences. Interpreting Experience - Experiencing Interpretation: Im/Possibilities of a Hermeneutics of Religious Experience. Interdisciplinary conference at St Benet's Hall, Oxford, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  14. Gallagher, S. (November 2013). Exploring inner space in outer space. Walter Powell Philosophy Lecture. Linfield College, Oregon.
  15. Gallagher, S. (October 2013) Spirituality in space and virtual space. Experiencing the Embodied Mind: High performance psychophysical expertise, subjectivity research, and brain-computer technology. Castle of Gargonza (Arezzo, Italy.
  16. Bockelman, P. (September 2013) Experiencing Awe & Wonder: Findings from a neurophenomenological study. Exploring Awe & Wonder Interdisciplinary Conference, Orlando, FL.
  17. Gallagher, S. (September 2013) Hermeneutical explorations: From outer to inner space. Exploring Awe & Wonder Interdisciplinary Conference, Orlando, FL.
  18. Janz, B. (September 2013) Wondering about Wonder: The phenomenology of unprecedented experience. Exploring Awe & Wonder Interdisciplinary Conference, Orlando, FL.
  19. Reinerman-Jones, L. (September 2013) Awe and wonder in a simulated space flight. Exploring Awe & Wonder Interdisciplinary Conference, Orlando, FL.
  20. Gallagher, S. (July 2013). Consciousness in outer space. Keynote lecture. Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. San Diego.
  21. Gallagher, S. (June 2013). Space and spirituality: Experiments in mixed and virtual reality. Weltraum, Wissenschaft und Spiritualität. Public Lecture and discussion with novelist Martin Mosebach and German astronaut Gerhard Thiele. Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies, University of Cologne.
  22. Reinerman-Jones, L.E., Sollins, B., Gallagher, S., & Janz, B. (March, 2013). An integrated approach to exploring awe and wonder. Presentation at the Phenomenology and Its Futures, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  23. Sollins, B., Reinerman-Jones, L., Gallagher, S., & Janz, B. (March, 2013). An integrated approach to exploring awe and wonder. Presentation at the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Austin, TX.
  24. Gallagher, S. (January 2013). Neurophenomenology and the aesthetics of space travel. Weizmann Institute. Jerusalem.
  25. Gallagher, S. (July 2012). Using simulated environments in experimental studies of cognition. Institute of Philosophy and Cluster of Excellence on Simulation Technology. University of Stuttgart.
  26. Janz, B. (March 2014). Ontological and Cognitive Wonder, Rhodes University Department of Philosophy, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  27. Posters

  28. Morrow, P. & Reinerman-Jones, L.E. (August, 2013). Understanding astronaut experience: interdisciplinary integrations. Presentation at the Florida Space Institute Space Technology Conference, Orlando, FL. ** First place winner in poster contest at the FSI SpaceTech Conference.
  29. Media coverage

  30. Radio interview: Dr. Randall Shumaker (Director of IST) and Dr. Lauren Reinerman-Jones (ACTIVE Lab at IST) were interviewed by Spotlite Radio. The show aired live in New York City, NY and Miami, FL on November 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM. They talked about modeling and simulation research and applications, including the Space, Science and Spirituality project. You can listen to the full broadcast at Spotlite Radio.
  31. News interview with Shaun Gallagher for an article on neurophenomenology. In Social Science section of China Today (http://ssic.cass.cn/), published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Interviewed by 张春海 Zhang. (August 2013).
  32. News coverage of Space, Science and Spirituality lecture at the University of Cologne, Der Weltraum und die grossen Gefühle. In Universitäts Zeitung. June 2013, pp. 1-2.
  33. News Interview with Shaun Gallagher. June 2013. Interview on the Space, Science and Spirituality project. For Universitäts Zeitung at the University of Cologne.
  34. Goldberg, Wes. (January 2, 2012). Research will explore space, spirituality. Central Florida Future found at http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/news/research-will-explore-space-spirituality-1.2683278#.Uo9dyKWvv8t.
  35. Kruckemeyer, Gene. (in progress), Space, science, and spirituality. UCF News.
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