Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

Scientific American

A study links life-changing religious experiences, like being born again, with atrophy in the hippocampus.

 

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Religious Experiences Shrink Part of the Brain

A study links life-changing religious experiences, like being born again, with atrophy in the hippocampus


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May 31, 2011 |

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Religion changes the brain.
Image: Roger Branch

The article, “Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life,” by Amy Owen and colleagues at Duke University represents an important advance in our growing understanding of the relationship between the brain and religion. More…

 

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