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“We were astonished to find that this brain circuit for spirituality is centered in one of the most evolutionarily preserved structures in the brain.”Michael Ferguson, PhD

Brain Circuit for Spirituality Identified

Summary: A new study has identified a specific brain circuit centered in the periaqueductal gray that is linked to spiritual acceptance and religiosity.

Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital


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“I’m interested in the degree to which our understanding of brain circuits could help craft scientifically grounded, clinically-translatable questions about how healing and spirituality can co-inform each other.” Michael Ferguson, PhD

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By: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The study is the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis to date of scientific literature on health and spirituality. Overlooking spirituality in health care leaves patients feeling disconnected ...

What the "God Particle" discovery could mean for spirituality

By: Mind Fuel Daily

The Higgs-Boson is a subatomic building block that gives mass to everything in the Universe. The confirmation of its existence in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland validated the Standard Model of Physics. But what does the discovery of the Higgs-Boson mean to humanity on a spiritual level?

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