Religion can have same effect on the brain as taking drugs, study finds

Source: Independent

By Caroline Mortimer

Religious experiences have a similar effect on the brain as taking drugs, according to a new study.

Scientists at the University of Utah used MRI scans to monitor the brain activity of 19 devout Mormons while they carried out a variety of tasks including resting, watching a church announcement about financial reports, praying, reading quotations from non-Mormon religious leaders, and reading the Bible.

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