Thursday, August 31, 2006

Science, Religion: The G-Spot

Brain scans of nuns have revealed intricate neural circuits that flicker into life when they feel the presence of God.

The images suggest that feelings of profound joy and union with a higher being that accompany religious experiences are the culmination of ramped-up electrical activity in parts of the brain.

Of course this study does not profess to say anything about the existence of god. But clearly it shows that the brain is responsible for the feelings involved.

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