According to scientific study: belief in God stimulates the human brain

But why do we believe in God? If many people are believers, it is also thanks to neurology: at the very heart of our brain, hide the mechanisms that transform faith into a positive action on our psyche.

T The most recent observations on the effects of religious passion, obtained through various brain imaging experiments, have all shown: Faith has flourished in the structure of our brain. “No section of the brain is dedicated to belief,” said Andrew Newberg, director of neuroscience research at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, United States. On the contrary, by thinking of God, a person mobilizes the cerebral networks which he uses in his daily life. But these networks seem to activate in an even stronger way, or following original patterns, which can give the impression that something particular, mystical, is happening. “

By turning to God, through prayer for example, a believing person thus stimulates specialized areas of the brain in the mental sphere, the prefrontal cortex among others, just as if he were communicating with another person, as if God were really there and could answer him. True divine communication, at least from a cerebral point of view, that atheists would be unable to pray with all their might. In addition, the belief could have physiological consequences: “Some seem really good for the health,” explains neuropsychologist Jordan Grafman, of Northwestern University in Evanston, United States, who devoted a study on this subject to beginning of the year.

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