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God and the Brain: The Physiology of Spiritual Experience

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Are we hard-wired for spiritual experience? And if so, why? On God and the Brain, Dr. Andrew Newberg reveals surprising new evidence that the human capacity for transcendent consciousness may have been a critical factor in our survival and evolutionary success as a species. This pioneer of brain studies and co-author of Why God Won't Go Away presents the first audio course...more
Audio CD, Abridged, 1 page
Published February 1st 2008 by Sounds True
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These are three one-hour lectures by neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg reporting on his study of brain functions, and how they respond to various spiritual and meditative practices. By bringing neuroscience and religion together he aims to provide a new perspective on practices such as worship, prayer, religious studies, rituals, the process of forgiveness and the various emotions of awe, charity, love and altruism. This ultimately spills over into an understanding of belief systems and why we u...more
This one was pretty good. If you can get through the first part of all the physiological stuff, then the rest was really interesting and he presents some interesting points.
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Dr. Andrew Newberg is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He is considered a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religiou...more
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