Religious thoughts reduce the activity of certain parts of the brain.
Scientists from the USA have connected the religious people in for an MRI scan to examine the activity of their brains, according to HealthyStyle.info with reference to FaceNews.
They also found that religion affects the sense of some higher power that comes from religious people. For the experiment, scientists asked participants to tell about times in their lives, which, in their opinion, was influenced by some higher power.
After that, participants are hooked up to a machine measuring brain activity and heart. It turned out that when re-experienced these situations, the person decreases brain activity.
Typically, studies of this kind use two types of conditions: active and control. The first is that people perceive what happened before the event by reading. The control also aims to remember the past through visual or auditory information.
Scientists have found that memories associated with religion, in the left parietal lobe of the brain less active. This area is responsible for emotions of the person and a sense of body in space.