Spiritual News

Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:14:11 AM
Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting on one's most personal and idiosyncratic experiences.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:36:23 AM
More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:21:58 AM
The people one dates share many similarities -- both physically and personality-wise -- a new study has found.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:11:58 AM
A relationship between epilepsy and heightened religious experiences has been recognized since at least the 19th century. In a recent study, researchers found a neurological relationship exists between religiosity -- a disposition for spiritual experience and religious activity -- and epilepsy. This finding sheds light on the connection between religion and neuropsychological processes within the human brain.
Monday, March 6, 2017 2:42:28 AM
By analyzing how peoples' religious practice correlates with their social support networks in two villages in South India, a researcher proposes an evolutionary benefit to religious participation.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:11:00 AM
Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, researchers conclude.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:27:07 AM
We love to tell friends and family about experiences we've had and they haven't -- from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings -- but new research suggests that these stories don't thrill them quite as much as we imagine. A series of studies shows that both speakers and listeners expect novel stories to be bigger crowd pleasers, but that listeners end up enjoying familiar stories more.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:26:59 AM
Researchers have discovered a reason why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:26:24 AM
A new study finds a wide range of subtle but measurable tendencies in the thinking of people who would rather snatch a quick reward than wait for a bigger one.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:25:44 AM
We all have particular experiences or particular things -- a favorite song, for example -- that mean much more to us than others. Now, researchers who've studied how perceptions of meaning change when people take the psychedelic drug known as LSD have traced that sense of meaningfulness to particular neurochemicals and receptors in the brain.
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