Neurotheology: Brain Science and Religious Belief

We’ve historically tended to separate mental and spiritual processes from biological processes. We had no choice. Scientific technology that could examine body parts and functions couldn’t observe the biology of thought and belief. Philosophers and theologians thus explored a disembodied mind and soul, and biologists focused on body systems. Mind and brain merged during the…

How Mass Media Affect Our Perception of Reality — Part 1

The U.S. mass media were focused on sports, the lives of various celebrities, and a Congressman’s relationship with a missing staff member just before September 11. Then everything changed. A skyscraper complex, militant group, and distant country suddenly dominated mass media as people sought to understand what had occurred, what to make of passenger planes…