Religious Thoughts and Feelings Not Limited to One Part of Brain
I'm learning more about religion right now, and in particular what I'm wondering about is why do people choose to believe in religion? As I was reading in my Google Reader, an article, "Religious Thoughts and Feelings Not Limited to One Part of Brain", http://pewforum.org/news/, March 9, 2009 <http://pewforum.org/news/rss.php?NewsID=17692>, caught my eye because I started to think that maybe religion has something to do with the brain. Maybe we are triggered to believe due to a specific part in our brain. The title was also interesting in my opinion.
The quote I chose here is basically saying that religion causes a blood flow to the brain. When religion is questioned or thought about by someone, more blood flows into their brain than normal.
I think this is interesting because maybe the brain has a large part to do with what we believe. Maybe what we are tought to believe doesn't matter as much, maybe it all depends on how our brain opperates. It makes me wonder if people are influenced by others nowadays. Nowadays, people don't really discuss religion or obey it. Maybe people are choosing to not believe so they won't be limited and feel guilty for their "wrong" actions.