All writers are egomaniacal, manic depressive, drug-addicted alcoholics. T.C. Boyle

Uffe Schjødt

Uffe Schjødt

As Arhus University in Denmark, Uffe Schjødt researches the neurology of social and cultural phenomena. He is the author of several studies that examine the biological and evolutionary foundations of charisma and religion.

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The Neuroscience of Prayer

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It's a Brain Puzzle

When we look at prayer through the lens of neuroscience, we can make an interesting observation: Talking to God is not really different from talking to one’s friends and neighbors.

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