neurotheology

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neurotheology

The study of the interface between neural and spiritual/religious phenomena, for which there is virtually no valid data in peer-reviewed literature. The field of neurotheology is regarded by mainstream researchers as pseudoscientific.
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In the last decades, spirituality/religiosity has attracted a huge body of research and neurotheology or spiritual neuroscience is emerging as a modern multidisciplinary field aimed at understanding religious experiences and practices, as well its impact on wellbeing, with a focus on mental health, and its potential therapeutic implications in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Chapter one is about trying to open up a view of a spiritual neuroscience. Nowhere is "spiritual" defined, but by implication is seems to mean "nonmaterial." In general, the book attempts to highlight the problems of a material view of mind and present some evidence that would support the nonmaterial view.