Wednesday, 13 May 2009
In collaboration with colleagues at USC and UCLA, Sam Harris is completing a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of religious faith, using both atheists and committed Christians as subjects to elucidate the 'Biology of Belief'.
More on this topic at Tom Rees Epiphenom.
Harris, S., Sheth, S.A., Cohen, M.S. (2008). Functional neuroimaging of belief, disbelief, and uncertainty. Annals of Neurology, 63(2), 141-147.
Sacks, O. & J. Hirsch. (2008). A Neurology of Belief Annals of Neurology, 63(2), 129-130.
Van Biema, D. (2008). My Nose, My Brain, My Faith. Time. (Jan. 10).
Van Biema, D. (2007). What Your Brain Looks Like on Faith. Time. (Dec. 14).
Shermer, M. (2008). Adam's Maxim and Spinoza's Conjecture. Scientific American. (March).