How God Changes your Brain

How God Changes your Brain

Breakthrough Findings From A Leading Neuroscientist

Book - 2009
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God is great--for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. That's the finding of this startling, authoritative, and controversial book. Based on new evidence culled from their brain-scan studies on memory patients and meditators, their Web-based survey of people's religious and spiritual experiences, and their analyses of adult drawings of God, this research team has concluded that active and positive spiritual belief changes the human brain for the better. What's more, actual faith isn't always necessary: atheists who meditate on positive imagery can obtain similar neurological benefits. This is both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health and to avoid mental decline. Newberg and Waldman explain the eight best ways to "exercise" your brain and guide readers through specific routines derived from a wide variety of Eastern and Western spiritual practices that improve personal awareness and empathy.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345503411
0345503414
Branch Call Number: 612.8 NEWBERG
Characteristics: xii, 348 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Waldman, Mark Robert

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StarGladiator
Nov 04, 2013

Generally speaking, god turns your brain to mush; you begin to believe in talking snakes in the Garden of Eden and other such abnormalities. Eventually, people convince you to give them all your worldly possessions, much the same way the Catholic Church convinced young wealthy males to renounce marriage when they joined the priesthood so the Church would take possession of their worldly goods, and the way various modern day cults practise the same measures.

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Feb 01, 2010

Logical information with great suggestions and exercises.

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