The Religious Brain
The Religious Brain

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In this episode of Brief Brain Facts, we discuss the brain regions and cognitive processes associated with religion. Created by: Amanda Cumming Edited by: Aaron Albritton Logo: (PAN) www.ProgActNet.com ---------- Support BBF by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/briefbrainfacts Support the show by getting you some BBF Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/briefbra... ---------- Brief Brain Facts: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbrainfacts Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/briefbrainfacts Instagram: http://instagram.com/briefbrainfacts -------- Sources: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/religious-effect-brain-drugs-mormon-utah-reward-centre-nucleus-accumbens-a7446301.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/religious-experiences-shrink-part-of-brain/ https://is.muni.cz/el/1423/jaro2005/PSY206/um/417501/Text9.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3968360/pdf/IJNL-13-052.pdf https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0017006&type=printable https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17470919.2016.1257437 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395600000224 Brown, Donald. E. (1991). Human Universals. Boston, MA. McGraw Hill. Rowling, J. K. (2007). Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Vancouver, B. C. Raincoast Books. Images: By M. Mazanti - Original uploader was Crys at it.wikipedia. Transferred from it.wikipedia; transfer was stated to be made by User:Bagui., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6106028 By Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator - Modified version of Image:Skull and brain normal human.svg by Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3489276 By Hermann Schaaffhausen - «Ther Neanderthaler Fund». Publisher: Marcus, Bonn, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1140289 By Joe Orbin - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51403976 By Talisman Skulls - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34918521\ By Gregory Maxwell - From Image:Yin_yang.png, converted to SVG by Gregory Maxwell., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=364239 By Boris23 (talk · contribs) - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=538342 Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=98907 By Converted to SVG from Image:Islam.png, originally from en:Image:Ift32.gif, uploaded to the English Wikipedia by Mr100percent on 4 February 2003. Originally described as "Copied from Public Domain artwork"., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=947037 Bunny Hopping: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rabbit_(Oryctolagus_cuniculus)_(5562739802).jpg Multiple Religions: By User:Rursus - File:Religious syms.png by Manop, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2205824 Brain Areas: By see below - see below, CC BY-SA 2.1 jp, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12565716 By Images are generated by Life Science Databases(LSDB). - from Anatomography, website maintained by Life Science Databases(LSDB).You can get this image through URL below. 次のアドレスからこのファイルで使用している画像を取得できますURL., CC BY-SA 2.1 jp, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7894172 By Sebastian023, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20988757 By Natalie M. Zahr, Ph.D., and Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D. - Natalie M. Zahr, Ph.D., and Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D. "Translational Studies of Alcoholism Bridging the Gap" Alcohol Research & Health, Volume 31, Number 3, p.215- (2008)[1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8663554 By NIDA, Quasihuman - Derivative work of File:Dopamine Pathways.png, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19925266 By NIDA - NIDA Research Report Series - Methamphetamine Abuse and Addiction[1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8664887 By Jynto (talk) - Own workThis image was created with Discovery Studio Visualizer., CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20136658

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BigSurreal : "Religion is the opium of the masses" - Karl Marx

Quality Tester : There are a lot of beliefs which might aid in your health. The avoidance of pork if I remember correctly was because Pork is a little difficult to prepare properly without modern cooking appliances, which means eating Kosher a few thousand years ago probably was good for your health. Now a days there are still Churches which do have good beliefs. The first Church of Cannabis has rules barring fast food and emphasizing that one should always try to be maintain good health. However, there are a number religions which might have beliefs antithetical to good health, like the barring of blood transfusions. Beyond that, it makes enough sense that there is a bit of placebo effect that can occur, but I'm not sure how much that can really aid anyone.

Char Aznable : My moms belief in God helped her get through 3 cancers and bouts of chemo. The last of the 3 being the worst. I didn't know how serious it was until after the fact. But she pulled through. She said," their where times I wanted to give up because of the pain. But I knew my Father would pulled me through." I am not a big believer of religion. But if the belief in a higher power pulled my mom through than I'm all for the positive results.

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DrymouthCWW : So its a sort of mental disorder we commonly accept?