The term God module (also: religious center ) was coined by the US neuropsychologist VS Ramachandran for a certain brain area in the area of the temporal lobe . The concept is controversial in science. Research on this topic is part of neurotheology .
The postulated area indicates increased brain activity ( glucose / oxygen consumption ) in people who are deeply immersed in religion . According to Ramachandran's experiments, it made no difference whether it was, for example, a meditating Buddhist monk or a Catholic nun immersed in prayer.
- American researchers find the religion center . In: ORF News from April 26, 2002.