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Study shows religious participation and spirituality processed in different cerebral regions Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a “God spot,” one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, University of Missouri researchers have completed research that indicates spirituality is a complex phenomenon, and multiple areas of the brain are responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences. Based on a previously published study that...
A U.S. researcher suggests people, despite cultural background or religion, experience the same neuropsychological functions during spiritual experiences. Brick Johnstone, a neuropsychologist at the University of Missouri, said that transcendence -- feelings of universal unity and decreased sense of self -- is a core tenet of all major religions. Meditation and prayer are the primary vehicles by which such spiritual transcendence is achieved. The brain functions in a certain way during...
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