Neural correlates of religious experience

  title={Neural correlates of religious experience},
  author={N. Azari and J. Nickel and G. Wunderlich and M. Niedeggen and H. Hefter and L. Tellmann and H. Herzog and P. Stoerig and D. Birnbacher and R. Seitz},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  • N. Azari, J. Nickel, +7 authors R. Seitz
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • European Journal of Neuroscience
  • The commonsense view of religious experience is that it is a preconceptual, immediate affective event. Work in philosophy and psychology, however, suggest that religious experience is an attributional cognitive phenomenon. Here the neural correlates of a religious experience are investigated using functional neuroimaging. During religious recitation, self‐identified religious subjects activated a frontal–parietal circuit, composed of the dorsolateral prefrontal, dorsomedial frontal and medial… CONTINUE READING
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