What Bliss Looks Like In Your Brain

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May 14, 2017
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Andrew Newberg is one of the founders of neurotheology, the study of how the brain can give us experiences of enlightenment. He’s done hundreds of brain scans — of meditating monks and praying nuns, psychic mediums, Pentecostals and Sufi mystics. He says they all have their own neural signatures.

This episode was produced in partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature, an organization that brings together scholars from a diversity of disciplines to think creatively about our relationships with nature and each other. What do you think evolution can tell us about love and morality? Share your thoughts at humansandnature.org. This episode was made possible through the support of the John Templeton Foundation.