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Neuroscience and Spirituality

The Beginning of Wisdom

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

If awe is the foundation for wisdom, for art, for science, and for religion, then it would behoove us to make space for awe and to coax our jaded existences back to life by nurturing it.

Reliable Methods: The Future Of Self-Transcendence

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

A vibrant new field blending meditative insights and tools with current neuroscience, contemplative psychotherapy represents a turning of the modern tide away from contemplative methods.

The Spirit Ends When The Brain Dies

Michael Graziano | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

There is no part of the brain that, when damaged, takes away the Cartesian soul. Instead damage to different structures takes away different chunks of the mind.

Does The Eternal Soul Exist? Studies Of Brain Damage Suggest No

Michael Graziano | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

There really is such a thing as spirit, but it is not as people have imagined it in the past. Spirit is information of a special kind. It is quirky and individual to each of us, and is precious because it is not eternal.

Is Spirituality A Byproduct Of Evolution?

Michael Graziano | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

We are beings that do not see the world literally or dispassionately. We see the world filtered through our most developed talent, our social intelligence, and spirituality is a direct consequence.

Why Is Mozart A Religious Experience?

Michael Graziano | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

As a scientist and an atheist, how can I come to terms with my own spiritual reverence toward some instances of music?

The Spirit Constructed In The Brain

Michael Graziano | Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion
Michael Graziano

Our brains actively paint consciousness onto ourselves and onto the objects around us -- and the implications for spiritual belief are rather startling.