Friday, February 12, 2010

Scientists find "Spirituality" Center of Brain


(LiveScience/Fox) Scientists have identified areas of the brain that, when damaged, lead to greater spirituality. The findings hint at the roots of spiritual and religious attitudes, the researchers say.

The study, published in the Feb. 11, 2010 issue of the journal Neuron, involves a personality trait called self-transcendence. The term is a somewhat vague measure of spiritual feeling, thinking, and behaviors. Self-transcendence "reflects a decreased sense of self and an ability to identify one's self as an integral part of the universe as a whole," the researchers explain. More>>

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