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← Sometimes, it really is hard to tell faith from a mental illness

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On a related note see this article:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627574.200-brain-shuts-off-in-response-to-healers-prayer.html


WHEN we fall under the spell of a charismatic figure, areas of the brain responsible for scepticism and vigilance become less active. That's the finding of a study which looked at people's response to prayers spoken by someone purportedly possessing divine healing powers.

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:33:00 UTC | #463571