The Believing Brain

The Believing Brain

Physician and neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg explains how the human brain experiences the Divine.



National Geographic Channel

How does the human brain interact with concepts of the Divine? In this video, Dr. Andrew Newberg, who has been studying the neurophysiology of religious and spiritual practices for decades, helps answer this question. His explanation highlights the complexity of the believing brain as he discusses the so-called "god spot," the involvement of many areas of the brain, and how the brain processes visual information about religious symbols.

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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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