Wednesday, 11 March 2009

'Science discovers the God Spot...'

'Scientists searching for a 'God spot' in the brain have found three areas that control religious belief.

A study of 40 participants, including Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists, showed the same areas lit up when they were asked to ponder religious and moral problems.

MRI scans revealed the regions that were activated are those used every day to interpret the feelings and intentions of other people.

'That suggests that religion is not a special case of a belief system, but evolved along with other belief and social cognitive abilities,' said Jordan Grafman, a cognitive neuroscientist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland.

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1160904/Scientists-discover-brains-God-spot--faith-helps-human-survival.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Further evidence modern neuroscience is nothing more than glorified phrenology.