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2012-04-19 20:05:54

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...

2008-12-18 14:13:11

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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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