Friday, November 03, 2006

View from the Cheap Seats

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Categories : Bioethics, Brain, Eugenics

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published: mercredi 1 novembre 2006 18:49:44

The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine released a preliminary study yesterday (October 31), tracking cerebral blood flow and activity in the brains of five individuals experiencing glossolalia, a.k.a. "Speaking in Tongues." The report can be accessed through ScienceDaily at:

Language Center Not Under Control (shortened title).

Newberg went on to explain, "These findings could be interpreted as the subject's sense of self being taken over by something else. We, scientifically, assume it's being taken over by another part of the brain, but we couldn't see, in this imaging study, where this took place. We believe this is the first scientific imaging study evaluating changes in cerebral activity — looking at what actually happens to the brain — when someone is speaking in tongues. This study also showed a number of other changes in the brain, including those areas involved in emotions and establishing our sense of self."

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