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Andrew Newberg

Andrew Newberg, M.D. is an associate professor of radiology and psychiatry and an adjunct assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Center for Spirituality and the Mind. He is co-author of Why God Won't Go Away, Born to...

God and the Brain

The Physiology of Spiritual Experience

Andrew Newberg

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Is it our biological destiny to seek the divine? Is faith in a higher power a survival trait? On God and the Brain, Dr. Andrew Newberg presents intriguing evidence that the human brain is a "believing machine"—and that our capacity for self-transcendence and spirituality helps drive our evolution as a species.

This pioneer of brain studies presents the first audio course on his groundbreaking research into the fascinating links between faith, neurobiology, and the mysteries of the psyche, including:

  • Why this emerging science enriches both the faithful and the skeptical
  • How prayer and meditation enhance your health—tips for tailoring a spiritual regimen that suits your individual needs
  • How the world's spiritual paths uniquely shape the brain and mind
  • The "myth-making brain"—the survival value of our storytelling and human imagination
  • The biology of forgiveness—why this critical spiritual skill is so important to your physical and psychological wellness

Course objectives:

  • Describe how our spiritual beliefs and practices affect our physical and mental health
  • Compile a detailed account of the entire nervous system, the different areas of the brain and what they are responsible for, both physically and emotionally
  • Discuss the history of religion and how its importance and practices have shifted in the past century
  • Discuss the results of Newberg's studies of spirituality, and discuss why spirituality is hard to measure in a test-like hypothesis
  • Assess the basic ways in which spiritual practices differ from one another, and also how they share some common characteristics

No matter what you believe—or don't believe—about God, the parts of your brain that manifest spiritual experience have a profound impact on your entire identity. With his balanced approach of spiritual wonder and scientific rigor, Dr. Andrew Newberg is a leader in exploring the uncharted territory where our human bodies overlap with our experience of the sacred. On God and the Brain, he shares core insights that will deepen your understanding of our most human gift—the experience of the divine.

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CD:
Contents 3 CDs (3 hours, 51 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2008
ISBN-10 1-59179-802-7
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-802-6
Dimensions 5 x 5 3/4 inches
Product Codes 1230d, w1230d, aw01230d
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Contents 1 Audio download (3 hours, 51 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2008
ISBN-10 1-60407-114-1
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-114-6
Product Codes 1230w, w1230w, aw01230w
CE Credits:
Contents 3 CE credits
Date Published November 17, 2010
Product Codes 2181, e2181, ce02181

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Customer Reviews

By H. Talat Halman
Date Added: Saturday 6 April 2013
This is a very enlightening summary of how meditation and prayer affect the brain with some basics of how the brain works in general. This knowledge provides a great inspiration to persevere in one's meditation practice.
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By Gladie Hamilton
Date Added: Friday 27 April 2012
I certainly enjoyed the information that I received by listening to this CD. I am continuting to listen for more insights.
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By Isobel Farrell
Date Added: Tuesday 7 February 2012
Very interesting program--very thought provoking. I look forward to further cds dealing with this subject
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By candy sheeran
Date Added: Tuesday 18 May 2010
excellent study of spirituality and how being spiritual...not religion...keeps us healthy
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