Definition of Neurotheology
Neurotheology: The search for the place(s) in the brain where religious beliefs originate. Neurotheology mixes terms and methods from science and religion in an attempt to confer the authority of science upon religion.
For example, a SPECT scan-study of a small number of Tibetan Buddhists and Franciscan nuns before and at the peak of their transcendent feelings was said to show a change in the parietal lobe of the brain.
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