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Specific Neural Networks Connected With Religious Worship Identified

Specific Neural Networks , Connected With Religious , Worship Identified. PsyPost reports that a recent brain study has offered insights into the brain activation patterns associated with religious experiences. PsyPost reports that a recent brain study has offered insights into the brain activation patterns associated with religious experiences. The study, published in the journal Social Neuroscience, was conducted among evangelical Christians. . The study, published in the journal Social Neuroscience, was conducted among evangelical Christians. . The findings suggest that religious experiences involve three different neural networks, the auditory network, the salience network and the default mode network. The findings suggest that religious experiences involve three different neural networks, the auditory network, the salience network and the default mode network. According to PsyPost, a religious experience is a feeling of subjective connection to a deity or supernatural agent. . According to PsyPost, a religious experience is a feeling of subjective connection to a deity or supernatural agent. . The work of study authors Yoshija Walter and Thomas Koenig aims to fill a void in research concerning large-scale brain activation patterns involved with spirituality. The work of study authors Yoshija Walter and Thomas Koenig aims to fill a void in research concerning large-scale brain activation patterns involved with spirituality. I think religious experiences are a fascinating topic. First, it is because they are very important and deep to the ones they occur to. Second, it is because they are attached to strong meaning-making mechanisms, Yoshija Walter, via PsyPost. I think religious experiences are a fascinating topic. First, it is because they are very important and deep to the ones they occur to. Second, it is because they are attached to strong meaning-making mechanisms, Yoshija Walter, via PsyPost. Third, such experiences are distinctly human (animals are not particularly known for them). And fourth, there is not much known about them at the moment, Yoshija Walter, via PsyPost. Third, such experiences are distinctly human (animals are not particularly known for them). And fourth, there is not much known about them at the moment, Yoshija Walter, via PsyPost. Walter and Koenig's work suggests that the default mode network (DMN) may be involved with the ego dissolution associated with religious experiences. The involvement of the auditory network is associated with , "semantic storage, processing and retrieval.". The authors also suggest that intense religious experience may , “invoke a cognitive shift in attentional control" , connected with a shift from introspection to extrospection
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