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Neurologists have identified brain lesions that could be linked to religious fundamentalism

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Neurologists have identified brain lesions that could be linked to religious fundamentalism

Hunting for God in our grey matter seems to be a popular topic for neurologists, with past studies comparing religious highs with drug-induced ones, linking spiritual experiences with neurotransmitters such as serotonin, and identifying which parts of the brain (if any) could be responsible for a faith in the supernatural. Now a new study has now found that those with damage to a section of the brain associated with planning become less open to new ideas, explaining why some people are more likely to become extreme in their religious beliefs. Led by neurologist Jordan Grafman from Northwestern University in Illinois,...

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