THE SPIRITUAL BRAIN: SCIENCE AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Discussions begin Sunday, September 10, 2017, 9:30am
Wilson House Living Room
Does God exist? Do we have a soul? Is it possible to make contact with a spiritual realm? How should we respond to the divine? Will life continue beyond death?
Each Sunday we will watch and discuss one of Dr. Andrew Newberg's 24 riveting lectures that explore the new and exciting field of neurotheology, a discipline aimed at understanding the connections between our brains and different kinds of religious phenomena. Using an academic, experimental approach into what he calls “objective measures of spirituality,” Dr. Newberg attempts to explain what others have previously only guessed at: the neuroscientific basis for why religion and spirituality have played such a prominent role in human life.
Dr. Newberg is an award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist, He is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Concluded for the summer on June 22. Begins again in September.