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How God Changes Your Brain

Breakthrough Findings From A Leading Neuroscientist

By Andrew B. Newberg, 1966-

God is great—for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors’ analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries:
 
• Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process.
• Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love.
• Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain.
• Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain, altering your values and the way you perceive reality.

Both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health, How God Changes Your Brain is a first-of-a-kind book about faith that is as credible as it is inspiring.
 

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Format: Book
Author: Newberg, Andrew B., 1966-
Title: How God changes your brain : breakthrough findings from a leading neuroscientist / Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman.
Publisher Date: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Subject: Spirituality Neuropsychology Neurosciences -- Religious aspects
Isbn: 9780345503428 (pbk.) 9780345503411 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0345503414 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Newberg, Andrew B., 1966-
Title: How God changes your brain : breakthrough findings from a leading neuroscientist / Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Description: xii, 348 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Spirituality
Subjects: Neuropsychology
Subjects: Neurosciences -- Religious aspects
Other Author: Waldman, Mark Robert
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-333) and index.
LCCN: 2009000643
ISBN: 9780345503428 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780345503411 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0345503414 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 612.8 New