God on the Brain

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

Rudi Affolter and Gwen Tighe have both experienced strong religious visions. He is an atheist than a Christian. He thought he had died, she thought she had given birth to Jesus. Both have temporal lobe epilepsy.

Like other forms of epilepsy, the disease assembly, but is also associated with religious hallucinations. Research on why people like Rudi and Gwen saw what they did has opened up a whole field of brain science: neurotheology.

The connection between the temporal lobes of the brain and religious feeling has led one Canadian scientist to try to stimulate them. (They are close to their ears.) 80% of Dr. Michael Persinger experimental subjects report that an artificial magnetic field concentrated in the areas of the brain that gives them a feeling of not being alone. Some describe it as a religious feeling.
His work raises the prospect that we are programmed to believe in God, that faith is a human mental ability have been developed or given. And temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) could help unravel the mystery.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Science
Earth
youtube icon
45:02

Imagine a world in which every night is six months long? Can you imagine living in a world like that? That would be exactly the world we would have to live if the Earth stopp...

  • 371
  • 1 month ago
  • 10(1)
Science
black hole
youtube icon
01:23:29

Black holes. Our galaxy might be infested with millions of them. However, this is the first time a documentary shows an image of a black hole, something you won’t see aroun...

  • 289
  • 1 month ago
  • 9(1)
Science
atomic bomb
youtube icon
18:23

Nuclear weapons have been used only two times in history of mankind. Both times, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Japan during the World War II. Since then, nuclea...

  • 430
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Science
human brain
youtube icon
01:34:40

Did you know there is a way to suppress fear? Most of us will try to face their fears, but nothing can compare to the way that soldiers suppress their fear. By exposing thems...

  • 810
  • 2 months ago
  • 7(1)
Avatar

3,367 Videos / 1,999,813 Views
Related Articles
Clemens was born in 1835, after an appearance of the Comet. He died of a heart attack in 1910, just one day after the Co...
  • 29
  • 2 days ago
The history of the Flat Earth society can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century, when Samuel Bowbotham pub...
  • 582
  • 1 month ago
According to estimates, more than 1,000 people have lost their lives to the Bermuda triangle, with four airplanes and 20...
  • 883
  • 2 months ago
Russia might have lost the battle for the first Moon race, but now they are aiming for something more, life on the Moon
  • 735
  • 4 months ago