Review Article
Volume 13 Issue 2 - 2020
Spirituality, Religiousness and the Brain
Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea1* and Ernesto Barceló-Martínez2
1Director of the Metabolic Diseases Study Group, Associate Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia
2Research Teacher, Faculty of Psychology, Universidad de la Costa, Scientific Director, Leader of the International Neuroconductual Investigation Group, Colombian Institute of Neuropedagogy, Barranquilla, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea, Director of the Metabolic Diseases Study Group, Associate Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán, Colombia.
Received: December 07, 2020; Published: January 30, 2021


Spirituality and religiosity are concepts that have accompanied the human being since the beginning of time, defining both concepts is difficult, however, medical research has increasingly made it possible to deepen and refine their definitions, as well as trying to find the link between them and different health conditions. Recently, a significant number of studies have also evaluated the brain areas involved in both spirituality and religiosity. Such studies are described and discussed in this article.

Keywords: Spirituality; Religiousness; Brain; Mystical


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Citation: Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea and Ernesto Barceló-Martínez. “Spirituality, Religiousness and the Brain”.EC Neurology 13.2 (2021): 34-43.

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