Tuesday, December 21, 2010

God In Your Brain

Source: Daily Mail

Scientist Dr. Andrew Newberg conducted brain scans on people during prayer, meditation and other religious, rituals, and various trance states.

He is a proponent of a controversial field of science known as neurotheology, which tries to study the relationship between the brain and religion.

As part of his research, Newberg studied the brain activity of experienced Tibetan Buddhists before and during meditation.

Newberg found an increase of activity in the meditators' frontal lobe, responsible for focusing attention and concentration, during meditation. He attributes the change to the effects of their religious experience.


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