The God Impulse

    The God Impulse

    Is Religion Hardwired into the Brain?

    Kevin Nelson

    Simon & Schuster 2011

    Paperback 330pp

    9781849830195   Product Code: 23911

    People who survive a near-death experience often report encounters with departed relatives and a great feeling of wellbeing. In this book neurologist Kevin Nelson draws on his research into these and similar phenomena, including out-of-body experiences and religious visions, and shows how activity in the primitive brainstem, working in tandem with the limbic system - the most ancient area of our cerebral cortex, may be the biological cause of our sense of the spiritual.

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