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No single part of the brain responsible for spirituality

A person’s spirituality is not determined by one single area of the brain, proving that it is more dynamic and complex than previously thought.

Research from University of Missouri challenges our previous understanding that spirituality was isolated to one area of the brain, sometimes called the “God spot”.

The research also found people with a decreased sense of self are more likely to feel closer to a higher being.

Twenty people with brain injuries affecting the right parietal lobe were questioned about their spirituality for the research.

Read more at University of Missouri

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