Erik (sarastro) wrote,

Things that make you go "hmm"

Reading this paper, I saw a reference to another: "Experimental Facilitation of the Sensed Presence" by Persinger and Healy (2002).

Apparently these scientists are able to recreate "the sense of a holy presence or even explicit visions of god or Christ, even in otherwise unreligious people," simply by submitting a part of the brain to an electric shock.

I'm surprised that I haven't heard about this paper in the media. It's potential impact on religion (and through it, the human race) is immense.
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