January 10, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Arizonans talk about trying to make sense of Saturday’s tragedy. In the second hour, 12 steps to compassion, and Guantanamo Bay on the opinion page.
During meditation, activity in the brain -- specifically the parietal lobe is decreased. This area of the brain is responsible for giving us a sense of our orientation in space and time.
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December 15, 2010 Doctors now study the effects of religion on the brain -- an area called neurotheology. Researchers, such as Andrew Newberg, author of "Principles of Neurotheology," discovered that parts of the brain act differently when people meditate or pray.
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