Neural correlates of a mystical experience in Carmelite nuns

  title={Neural correlates of a mystical experience in Carmelite nuns},
  author={M. Beauregard and V. Paquette},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  • M. Beauregard, V. Paquette
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • The main goal of this functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study was to identify the neural correlates of a mystical experience. The brain activity of Carmelite nuns was measured while they were subjectively in a state of union with God. This state was associated with significant loci of activation in the right medial orbitofrontal cortex, right middle temporal cortex, right inferior and superior parietal lobules, right caudate, left medial prefrontal cortex, left anterior cingulate… CONTINUE READING
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