Your Brain on God:
A day with neurologist and best-selling author, Dr. Andrew Newberg
Why do people believe what they believe?
Are human beings hard-wired for God?
Is God only in the brain?
Are there health benefits to religion and religious behaviors?
Why won't God go away?
We invite you to a compelling and enjoyable workshop day around topics such as these with the nationally known neurologist, Dr. Andrew Newberg. An engaging presenter and the author of several books (How God Changes Your Brain, Why We Believe What We Believe, Why God Won't Go Away), you may know him best from his published brain scans of monks and nuns in meditation and prayer as well as from his surveys of people's spiritual experiences and attitudes.
We invite you to a compelling and enjoyable workshop day with the nationally known and engaging presenter, Dr. Andrew Newberg. The author of several books (How God Changes Your Brain, Why We Believe What We Believe, Why God Won't Go Away), Dr. Newberg is a Professor and Director of Research at the Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is board certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine and a pioneer in the emergent field known as “neurotheology" -- the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences.
You may know Dr. Newberg best from his published brain scans of monks and nuns while in meditation and prayer and from his surveys of people's spiritual experiences and attitudes. His research now largely focuses on how brain function is associated with various mental states—in particular, religious and mystical experiences.
Our program runs from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 8th at the Sheraton University, 801 University Ave., Syracuse. Your registration fee includes hotel garage parking on site and we are pleased to offer a discount for those who register early.
Please join us -- we look forward to seeing you there!
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This event is sponsored by the Compass Institute, a venture of the Episcopal Diocese of CNY inviting exploration and dialogue for anyone intrigued by the junction of science, the arts, postmodern life, and spirituality.
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