Resurrecting God

Mario Beauregard, a leading neuroscientist has been looking for God quite a few years now. And he is not the only one. For quite a few years, scientists have been trying to identify areas of human brain that would explain for religious experiences widely reported by believers. Mario Beauregard, on the other hand, has concluded that there is no one “God spot” that can be fully responsible for the trance-like state many believers report on. Instead, there are variety of distinct spots and processes in the brain, allowing for the perception of oneness, a trance-like state, to take place.

Overview of the research on this “neurotheology” shows that there are many different states that are associated with religious practices, and they also indicate why we have evolved such variety of religions and religious practices. For further information, see articles:

1. Live Science: No ‘God’ Spot

2. Scientific American: Searching for God in the Brain