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Dr. Andrew Newberg

Biography:

Dr. Andrew Newberg is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine.

He is considered a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field frequently referred to as – neurotheology. His work attempts to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and experiences.

Past Shows:

Mental Illness & Spirituality

During the middle two hours, dissident psychologist Dr. Seth Farber discussed how the Mad Pride movement developed in the last ten years, and Paul Levy, who had a spiritual awakening that was labeled mental illness, joined the conversation. First hour guest, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg talked about communication strategies to build trust and resolve conflict. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Effect of 'God' on the Brain

Ian Punnett welcomed neuroscientist Andrew Newberg for a discussion on how contemplating 'God', whatever that may mean to a given individual, affects brain activity. In the first hour, meteorologist Patrick Hammer and researcher James Chiles addressed issues related to Japan's damaged nuclear power plants. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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