The Table

Tag: study

  • The Brain and Self-Judgment: How Does Religion Affect the Pre-Frontal Cortex?

    By Jeffrey M. SchwartzDecember 19, 2016

    "In a key study done in Beijing, very interesting differences were found in these two self-processing regions in religious Christians compared to non-religious subjects. In non-religious people, self-judgments (judgments about traits people believe describe themselves) were clearly associated with increases in the 'It’s About Me' brain area. Religious Christians, however, did not show increases in the 'It’s About Me' area when making these kinds of self-related assessments." Jeffrey M. Schwartz explains the effects of religion on an interesting part of the brain.

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  • Humility for Creatures and Sinners: A New Testament Vision of Intellectual Humility

    By Grant MacGaskillOctober 10, 2016

    How might the New Testament contribute to our understanding of intellectual humility? And specifically, how does it offer unique perspectives in the context of philosophical and scientific research? With these guiding questions, professor Grand MacGaskill explores the riches of the New Testament for our understanding of humility. 

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