Monday, May 4, 2009
This is your brain on God
Andrew Newberg is a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania and is also the author of a new book "How God Changes Your Brain." The new research shows that "the physical and emotional benefits of spiritual observances dramatically accrue over years of practice." The researchers also took a group of people that had never meditated before and taught them a simple meditation practice. After meditating 12 minutes a day for eight weeks, their evaluation showed improvement in memory scores and decrease in anxiety and anger.
The article talks a lot about religion but primarily they are talking about spiritual practices. A fascinating article and research. We already knew this but it is always great when science catches up with spirituality!