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Submission + - Brain surgery linked to spirituality (scientificamerican.com)

the3stars writes: "Removing part of the brain can induce inner peace, according to researchers from Italy. Their study provides the strongest evidence to date that spiritual thinking arises in, or is limited by, specific brain areas."

This raises a number of interesting issues about spirituality, among them whether or not people can be born with a strong propensity towards spirituality and also whether it can be acquired through head trauma. Maybe Jesus died of a brain tumor.

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Brain surgery linked to spirituality

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