Monthly Archives: October 2011

Faith and The Brain: Newberg Interview

PBS Religion and Ethics Weekly story on Faith and the Brain: Scientists have long found an association between relaxation and health. Now there is growing evidence that spiritual practices have a beneficial and measurable effect on the brain. In his … Continue reading

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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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