Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality

Code: LH12521

Dates: April 10, 2023

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $45.00

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Religion is often cast in opposition to science. Yet both are deeply rooted in the inner workings of the human brain. What might brain scans of people in prayer, in meditation, or under the influence of psychoactive substances teach us about religious and spiritual beliefs? Are religion and spirituality reducible to neurological processes, or might there be aspects that, at least for now, transcend scientific claims? Dr. Andrew Newberg's newest book, Neurotheology, How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality, explores the latest findings of neurotheology, the multidisciplinary field linking neuroscience with religious and spiritual phenomena.

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Andrew Newberg

Dr. Andrew Newberg is the director of research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health and a physician at Jefferson University Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine. Dr. Newberg, the author of Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us about Spirituality, is a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes.

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