Apr 8, 2022
Whether you're a believer or not, God is taking up space in your head — the prefrontal cortex, to be exact. Jordan Grafman, PhD, of Northwestern University has been studying where religious belief systems are stored in the brain and how they overlap with moral, political, and social systems. This fascinating episode explores near-death experiences, how brain injury can influence belief, and how religion has been used to enforce cultural and social rules. Plus — the disappearing boundary between religion and politics in America.
To read the transcript: https://thisisyourbrainpodcast.com/category/podcast-season-3/
For more information about Dr. Grafman: https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=26439