Slashdot: “Scientists Deliver ‘God’ Via a Helmet”

Slashdot has this story on the main page tonight:

“‘Scientific American is reporting on scientific work done to map the euphoric religious feelings within the brain. As a result, it’s now quite possible to experience ‘proximity to God’ via a special helmet: ‘In a series of studies conducted over the past several decades, Persinger and his team have trained their device on the temporal lobes of hundreds of people. In doing so, the researchers induced in most of them the experience of a sensed presence — a feeling that someone (or a spirit) is in the room when no one, in fact, is — or of a profound state of cosmic bliss that reveals a universal truth. During the three-minute bursts of stimulation, the affected subjects translated this perception of the divine into their own cultural and religious language — terming it God, Buddha, a benevolent presence or the wonder of the universe.””

Read the rest here: Slashdot

Here’s the link to the Scientific American article.

Author: Nick Knisely

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