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Religious People More Spiritual than Atheists?

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Nigel Barber

The decline of religion in developed countries offers a unique perspective on the religion-spirituality connection. What happens to spirituality as organized religion declines? Are regular churchgoers more spiritual to begin with?

Obama's Brain Activity Map: Good News For The Psychology of Religion

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama signaled his interest in launching a renewed collective effort to explore the nature of the human brain. The more we learn about how the brain functions as a whole, the more we will learn about the psychological dimensions of religion.

The God Spot Revisited: Spirituality As Evolved Brain Function

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.20.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

It makes sense that the brain might be specialized for religious experiences. Indeed, an evolutionary perspective on religion implies that humans are inherently susceptible to religious views.

No 'God Spot' In Brain, Spirituality Related To Impaired Self Focus

Posted 04.20.2012 | Religion

Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a “God spot,” one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, Universit...