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FRIDAY, OCT 26, 2012  |  4 comments
Study Shows How Prayer, Meditation Affect Brain Activity

How do prayer and meditation affect brain activity? Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD, is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomson Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College, and he has studied the neuroscientific effect of religious and spiritual experiences for decades.

In a video that recently aired on "Through the Wormhole" narrated by Morgan Freeman on the TV channel Science, Dr. Newberg explains that to study the effect of meditation and prayer on the brain, he injects his subjects with a harmless radioactive dye while they are deep in prayer / meditation. The dye migrates to the parts of the brain where the blood flow is the strongest, i.e,. to the most active part of the brain. ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
I have to see if I can find the John Ankerberg article again, this might be a good substitute for it? Contemplative Spirituality and from the Ankerberg site, Meditation – Info At a Glance .
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News Item10/26/12 1:52 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ah, John Y., while people aiding and abetting the Romish Church--and should know better by now and should Come out of the Catholic Church; it needs to be recognized that the answer is "yes," to Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron?

Oh, want to improve brain activity? try juggling or violin playing. Want to lessen Christian spiritual activity--use Eastern meditation techniques, Meditation in the Church.

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John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
Sedrol wrote:
"While observing atheists meditating or "contemplating God," Dr. Newberg did not observe any of the brain activity in the frontal lobe that he observed in religious people."
Psalm 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
Of course Newberg did not observe any of the brain activity in the frontal lobe of atheists because atheists are brainless. Why else would they be atheists?
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Sedrol  Find all comments by Sedrol
"While observing atheists meditating or "contemplating God," Dr. Newberg did not observe any of the brain activity in the frontal lobe that he observed in religious people."

Psalm 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

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