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God and the Brain: The Physiology of Spiritual Experience

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Is it our biological destiny to seek the divine? Is faith in a higher power a survival trait? On "God and the Brain," Dr. Andrew Newberg presents intriguing evidence that the human brain is a "believing machine" and that our capacity for self-transcendence and spirituality helps drive our evolution as a species.

This pioneer of brain studies presents the first audio course
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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
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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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