Spiritual, Religious Experiences Activate Same Reward Circuits In The Brain As Love, Drugs And Music - Tech Times

Spiritual feelings activate the brain just the way music, love and drugs do, reports a recent study. Nucleus accumbens, a region that is involved in processing of rewards in brain, was activated in participants' brain during their strong spiritual ...

Controversial: Brain Scan Shows Religion Has Same Effect as Drugs, Religious Extremism Explained - Nature World News

A new research has established the connection brain activity when conducting religious engagements and results showed that the effect is the same as the effect of drugs, love, sex and gambling. (Photo : George Frey/Getty Images). A new research has ...

"Lit Up Like Christmas Lights," The Spiritually Activated Brain - RadioWest

Several brain regions become active when devoutly religious study participants reported having a spiritual experience, including a reward circuit, the nucleus accumbens. Jeffrey Anderson. Listen. Listening... /. 1:53. A new study released by ...

Religion feels like a drug to our brains, study shows - Miami Herald

Praying and taking drugs are two very different things. But a new study shows our brains may react to both in a similar way. Researchers at the University of Utah said that although 5.8 billion people worldwide are religiously affiliated, little has so ...

Your Brain On God: Religious Experiences Trigger Brain's Reward System Like Drugs - Science World Report

Religious practices and experiences trigger the reward circuit in the brain just as love and drugs do. (Photo : Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images). Researchers found that religious or spiritual experiences trigger the brain's reward system in the same way ...

Spiritual Mind: What a Religious Experience Looks Like in the Brain - Live Science

People who have had "a religious experience" often report feelings of joy, peace and warmth, and new research has found that during these experiences, certain reward centers in the brain are activated. The study found that, among devoutly religious ...

Religious thoughts trigger reward systems like love, drugs - CNN

(CNN) Most Americans, about 89%, say they believe in God, and some have felt God's presence while listening to a sermon or sensed time stand still while they were in deep prayer or meditation. Now, a new study shows through functional MRI scans that ...

Going to church could be more fun than you think: Religion stimulates the brain like sex, drugs and rock and roll - Daily Mail

It may seem that on the face of it, religion has little in common with drugs, sex and rock and roll. But religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in the same way as more hedonistic pursuits such as taking drugs, gambling ...