The neural correlates of religious experience

@article{Schjoedt2011TheNC,
  title={The neural correlates of religious experience},
  author={Uffe Schjoedt},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={91 - 95}
}
McNamara's claim that there is overlap between the brain sites implicated in religious experience and those implicated in the sense of self and self-consciousness rests on two postulates: (1) that the ‘executive Self’ can be identified as a neural entity in specific regions of the brain; and (2) that the neural correlates of religious experience can be identified as a consistent set of activations in these regions. Although McNamara is clearly well informed in terms of functional neuroanatomy… 

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