Our guest is Andrew Newberg M.D. Andrew is a neuroscientist and co-author with Mark Robert Waldman of How God Changes Your Brain. Dr. Newberg joins us this week and next to discuss their new book, How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain.
Dr. Andrew Newberg studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes.