Dr. Andrew Newberg: Parts of the Brain, and their Role in Religious Experience

Another great excerpt from Dr. Andrew B. Newberg’s lecture, How God Changes Your Brain. Dr. Newberg is a pioneer in the area of “Neurotheology.”

“The parietal lobe… is an area of our brain that normally takes all of the sensory data [around] us and helps us to create a sense of ourself and how that self relates to the world around us. So when we start to think about different religious experiences where a person loses their sense of self or feels connected to God, for example, we might expect some changes to be going on in that particular area of the brain.”

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