The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul

  title={The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul},
  author={M. Beauregard and Denyse O’Leary},
Drawing on his own research along with others' work in neuroscience as well as some provocative new research in NDE (near-death experiences), Beauregard proves that genuine spiritual experiences can be documented and they generally have life-changing effects. "The Spiritual Brain" explains how such experiences work and the difference they make in the lives of the individual, powerfully arguing for what many in science are loathe to consider - that it is God that creates religious experiences… Expand
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