The role of the extrapersonal brain systems in religious activity

  title={The role of the extrapersonal brain systems in religious activity},
  author={F. Previc},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  • F. Previc
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • The neuropsychology of religious activity in normal and selected clinical populations is reviewed. Religious activity includes beliefs, experiences, and practice. Neuropsychological and functional imaging findings, many of which have derived from studies of experienced meditators, point to a ventral cortical axis for religious behavior, involving primarily the ventromedial temporal and frontal regions. Neuropharmacological studies generally point to dopaminergic activation as the leading… CONTINUE READING
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