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Submission + - Scientists deliver God helmet (sciam.com)

prostoalex writes: "Scientific American is reporting on scientific work done to map the euphoric religious feelings with the areas of the brain responsible for producing those experiences. As a result, it's now quite possible to experience proximity to God (or Universe for those in the audience who stick to atheism) via a special helmet: "In a series of studies conducted over the past several decades, Persinger and his team have trained their device on the temporal lobes of hundreds of people. In doing so, the researchers induced in most of them the experience of a sensed presence — a feeling that someone (or a spirit) is in the room when no one, in fact, is — or of a profound state of cosmic bliss that reveals a universal truth. During the three-minute bursts of stimulation, the affected subjects translated this perception of the divine into their own cultural and religious language — terming it God, Buddha, a benevolent presence or the wonder of the universe.""
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