born-again

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born-again

Paranormal
adjective Referring to a life-changing religious experience, most commonly referring to born-again Christians.
 
Older adults who say they have being born again are reported to have greater atrophy of the hippocampus—the part of the brain which is critical to learning and memory—than others. The survey-based study evaluated 268 people, aged 58 to 84, about their religious affiliation, spiritual practices and life-changing religious experiences, and were followed for two to eight years; and changes in the hippocampus were monitored by MRI.