Your Brain on Religion

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Images of a brain scan with the blotches of various colours are familiar to many of us. We may have seen what brain scans may look like on drugs, alcohol, and even love. They seem to light up the same regions of the brain. What about religion? Researchers are finding that intense religious experiences also light up those same regions. What does this mean for us? Andy, Steve, and Terry chime in with their thoughts on this topic.

Links & Articles

How religious fervour changes your brain from CBC Radio

Neurotheology: This Is Your Brain On Religion from NPR

The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters by J. P. Moreland

The Evolution of the Soul, Revised Edition by Richard Swinburne

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Points North
by Ben Winwood

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