“When we look at how the brain works, we see it’s able to very easily engage in religious and spiritual practices, ideas and experiences.”
According to Andrew Newburg, the development of spiritual beliefs was an adaptive process in the brain that helped human beings survive over the course of evolutionary history. In this video, he describes what he thinks science can tell us about the nature of religious experiences and suggests that spiritual practices like meditation can be incredibly advantageous, even in a secular context.
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