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What happens in the brain during religious experience?
Waldman, along with his colleague, Andrew Newberg, M.D., has shown how a variety of different spiritual practices, including devotional prayer and meditation, can change the function and structure of the brain. In his April 2010 lecture for the Mind Science Foundation, Waldman discusses how meditation and contemplative prayer can reduce stress, and relieve anxiety and depression. These practices can also enhance memory and cognition, as well our capacities for empathy, compassion, and love. Waldman’s work demonstrates how simple techniques that anyone can use – young or old, religious or secular – may yield improvements in health and human happiness.
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The Mind Science Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) private operating foundation established by visionary philanthropist Thomas Baker Slick in 1958 to study the unexplored potential of the human mind. Our annual memberships support scientific research and educational programs focused on enhancing our understanding of human consciousness in order to improve the condition of humankind. Membership includes free admission to the Distinguished Speakers Series lectures and other exciting events hosted by the Mind Science Foundation.
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