God module

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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.

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Individual evidence

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/belief-and-the-brains-god-spot-1641022.html