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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.
December 15, 2010 In our first hour Talk of the Nation: the political junkie's year in review. In our second hour, the principles of neurotheology, and what's next for the healthcare law after a court rules it unconstitutional.
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