Certain Brain Damage Can Impact Spirituality, Study Finds


Posted on 11th February 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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All that we are is in our brains. Heart break happens in the brain. Love happens in the brain. And yes, if you are “saved”, it is your brain that is saved. The brain is the home of the human soul. The study below is further confirmation.

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.