A new study has found link between brain activity and spirituality by testing patients before and after they had surgery to remove brain tumors. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100210124757.htm
The study, published in the Feb. 11 issue of the journal Neuron, focused on the a personality trait, self-transcendence (ST), which is used
as a gauge of spiritual feeling and thinking in individuals. The characteristic is marked by a person feeling like he or she is a part of the larger universe.
The research compared ST scores of patients before and after they had brain tumors removed, mapping their brain lesions after surgery.
The study determined that select damage to the left and right posterior parietal regions of the brain increased ST. That has lead researchers to believe that dysfunctional parietal neural activity may cause changed spiritual beliefs and actions.
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