How the brain of atheists differs from the brain of believers

(ORDO NEWS) — Studies that have dragged on since 2003 have identified three key features of the brain of atheists and believers. The differences relate to the ways of thinking and, as a result, making important decisions.

Psychologists and scientists have put forward theories about different ways of processing information associated with activity in certain areas of the brain. Interestingly, thinking is triggered by certain stimuli, such as art.

A group of people who do not believe in God looked at Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker”. Then they studied their brain activity. As it turned out, the volunteers coped better with analytical tasks than believers who did not see the sculpture. However, it is worth considering that the result was different for different groups. So, for example, believers after viewing the sculpture began to believe more in God.

Another experiment was to try to awaken atheists’ belief in some supernatural things. In the process, they activated the right inferior frontal gyrus, which is responsible for abstaining from certain thoughts and behavior.

It can be concluded that analytical and reflexive thinking is characteristic of atheists. If faith in God is laid down by tradition and is on an intuitive level, then intuition can be overcome through more careful thinking. This is the third conclusion of the specialists. There are definitely differences in thinking, but everyone is able to reduce them to zero.


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