Author Archives: Blevins, Dean

The Future of Neurotheology

Andrew Newberg offers a guest editorial on Science and Religion Today on the future of Neurotheology

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Brain rhythms are key to learning

MIT news release indicate a new study from MIT neuroscientists finds that brain waves shift frequency as a new task becomes routine.

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Mary Gordon recieves Manning Award for Innovation

Roots of Empathy Founder Celebrated as Social Innovator: Innovation comes in many forms and this year, for only the third time in its 30-year history, the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has recognized social innovation, placing a spotlight on the contribution … Continue reading

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Steve Pinker Interview Decline of Violence

Gareth Cook interviews neuroscientist Steve Pinker in the Scientific American article History and the Decline of Human Violence

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Paper Proceedings For RIG Presentations now available

Paper Proceedings for the RIG presentations at the REA 2011 Annual Conference are now available online

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The End of Evil?

Reporter Ron Rosenbaum of Slate Magazine/Spectator Section writes: “Is evil over? Has science finally driven a stake through its dark heart? Or at least emptied the word of useful meaning, reduced the notion of a numinous nonmaterial malevolent force to … Continue reading

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Nobel Conference onThe Brain and Being Human Available Online

Gustavus Adolphus College hosts the Nobel Conference on The Brain and Being Human Oct 2-4 2011. Live streaming of Nobel Conference 47 will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011. You may submit questions to the presenters prior to, … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Commentary includes Roots of Empathy

Myriam Miedzian incorporates Roots of Empathy in her Huffington Post article titled:“What Part of Prevention Do Americans Not Understand: A Case Study”

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Muslim Voices explores The Neuroscience of Prayer

Muslim Voices explores the Neuroscience of Prayer. The website notes many scientists do not feel there enough information to come to any conclusions about the spiritual nature of prayer, but what they have observed thus far is clear: The brain … Continue reading

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Word Association and Complex Thought

Princeton News Story titled  “Word association: Princeton study matches brain scans with complex thought,” Morgan Kelly writes “In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, … Continue reading

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