The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
- PsychologyPloS one
This study compares religious thinking with ordinary cognition and constitutes a step toward developing a neuropsychology of religion, and may also further the understanding of how the brain accepts statements of all kinds to be valid descriptions of the world.
Virtual lesions of the inferior parietal cortex induce fast changes of implicit religiousness/spirituality
- Psychology, BiologyCortex
Brain Plasticity Associated with Meditation Experience: Neurofunctional Approach and Structural Findings
The study of neurofunctional structure associated with the practice of meditation along with its neural, cognitive and emotional implications, has increased exponentially in recent years, forming a…
The Mechanisms of Psychedelic Visionary Experiences: Hypotheses from Evolutionary Psychology
- PsychologyFront. Neurosci.
Converging forms of evidence support the hypothesis that the source of psychedelic experiences involves the emergence of these innate cognitive processes of lower brain systems, with visionary experiences resulting from the activation of innate processes based in the mirror neuron system (MNS).
The Neuropsychiatry of Shamanism
The shamanic state is a human constant, arising from the substrate of the brain. Hunter-gatherer shamanism is based on altered states of consciousness, induced by a variety of means.This paper…
Serotonergic Projections: Religiosity and Hyper-Religiosity
Religiosity is a widespread and important influence on human behavior and well-being. In a recent national poll, 95 percent of Americans professed a belief in God, and 67 to 75 percent of respondents…
The Neurop sychiatry of Shamanism
The shamanic state is a human constant, arising from the substrate of the brain. Hunter-gatherer shamanism is based on altered states of consciousness, induced by a variety of means. This paper…
Neurology and religion
- PsychologyPractical Theology
This innovative book examines what can be learnt about the role of the brain in religious belief and practice from studying people with neurological disorders, such as stroke, epilepsy and Parkinson…
Neuroimaging and EEG-based explorations of cerebral substrates for suprapentasensory perception: A critical appraisal of recent experimental literature
- PsychologyPsychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
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The role of the medial prefrontal cortex in human religious activity.
- PsychologyMedical hypotheses
Dopamine, schizophrenia, mania, and depression: Toward a unified hypothesis of cortico-striatopallido-thalamic function
- Psychology, BiologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
A neural model is described that parallels existing explanations for the etiology of several movement disorders, and may lead to testable inferences regarding the neural substrates of specific psychopathologies.
Depersonalization: neurobiological perspectives
- Psychology, BiologyBiological Psychiatry
The neural substrates of religious experience.
- PsychologyThe Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
The authors suggest a limbic marker hypothesis for religious-mystical experience, which suggests the temporolimbic system tags certain encounters with external or internal stimuli as depersonalized, derealized, crucially important, harmonious, and/or joyous, prompting comprehension of these experiences within a religious framework.
fMRI of neuronal activation with symptom provocation in unmedicated patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of psychiatric research
Neuropsychology of schizophrenia, what are the implications of intellectual and experiential abnormalities for the neurobiology of schizophrenia?
- Psychology, MedicineBritish medical bulletin
Patients with schizophrenia show a very varied pattern of impairments relating to their current mental state, and chronic patients with negative features are most likely to show poor test performance, while the presence of severe hallucinations and delusions need not be associated with any impairment.
Oculomotor response inhibition abnormalities in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Psychology, MedicineArchives of general psychiatry
A basic disturbance of behavioral inhibition in OCD was detected that may underlie the repetitive symptomatic behavior that characterizes the illness.
Toward a Neurodevelopmental Model of Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
- Psychology, MedicineBiological Psychiatry
Neural correlates of religious experience
- PsychologyThe European journal of neuroscience
The neural correlates of a religious experience are investigated using functional neuroimaging, which indicates that during religious recitation, self‐identified religious subjects activated a frontal–parietal circuit, composed of the dorsolateral prefrontal, dorsomedial frontal and medial parietal cortex.
A meta–analysis of functional neuroimaging in obsessive–compulsive disorder
- Psychology, BiologyPsychiatry Research: Neuroimaging