People who are religious or spiritual have ‘thicker’ brains which could protect them against depression

Mailonline: Our beliefs and our moods are reflected in our brain and with new imaging techniques we can begin to see this,’ Dr Myrna Weissman, a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University, told Reuters Health.

‘The brain is an extraordinary organ. It not only controls, but is controlled by our moods.’

While the new study suggests a link between brain thickness and spirituality, it cannot say that thicker brain regions cause people to be religious or spiritual, Dr Weissman and her colleagues noted in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.


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  1. You raise the possibility of thicker brains and the link with spirituality.

    I would say The density of the brain within would be a more fruitful place to start. Infact I know a few people who share a brain cell together.

    The complicating factor is know who might have the brain cell that day.

    Complicated further what by what ‘spirits’ they are drinking.

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