Is This Your Brain On God?

via Is This Your Brain On God? : NPR.:

Brain Interactive is a piece on NPR with lots of video & audio discussing how religion, near-death experiences, and god affects us physically & neurologically.

More than half of adult Americans report they have had a spiritual experience that changed their lives. Now, scientists from universities like Harvard, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins are using new technologies to analyze the brains of people who claim they have touched the spiritual — from Christians who speak in tongues to Buddhist monks to people who claim to have had near-death experiences. Hear what they have discovered in this controversial field, as the science of spirituality continues to evolve.

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