Is This Your Brain On God?
Added: Tue, 19 May 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Scott for the link.
http://www.npr.org/news/specials/2009/brain/ (audio at this link)
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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