Hunting god in the brain: Spiritual experiences light up neural reward circuits

A scan shows regions of the brain that become active when devoutly religious study participants have ...

Millennia-old religious faith and cutting-edge neuroscience seem an unlikely pairing, but by combining the two, researchers have uncovered new information about our brain's response to spiritual experiences. The team observed the brain's reward circuits in Mormons as they engaged in spiritual activities, finding that they activated reward regions in a very similar fashion to other stimuli like gambling, drugs, sex and love.

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