Neural correlates of religious experience

  title={Neural correlates of religious experience},
  author={Nina P. Azari and Janpeter Nickel and Gilbert Wunderlich and Michael Niedeggen and Harald Hefter and Lutz Tellmann and Hans Herzog and Petra Stoerig and Dieter Birnbacher and R{\"u}diger J. Seitz},
  journal={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… 

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