Quote - The Brain

February 18, 2017

The brain is a stubborn organ. Once its primary set of beliefs has been established, the brain finds it difficult to integrate opposing ideas and beliefs. This has profound consequences for individuals and society and helps to explain why some people cannot abandon destructive beliefs, be they religious, political or psychological.

 

- Andrew Newberg, founder of Neurotheology, the study of the relationship between spiritual phenomena and the human brain; he is a neuroscientist whose research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, to better understand religious and spiritual practices and beliefs (1966- )

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