Monday, July 09, 2012

God Gene?

First it was God Particle (unrelated to God) and now certain scientists are talking about 'God Gene'. Dr. Dean Hamer , a geneticist says that there is something called God Gene which exists in the brains of spiritual people. Interesting!!

Dr. Dean Hamer, a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health, thinks he has figured out why this faith comes easily to some, but eludes others. "Whether a person is spiritual or not is not necessarily a matter of their will. It may be something innate about their personality,"

"It's a gene that's called VMAT2 and we can isolate it, and we can study it in detail. … This particular gene controls certain chemicals in the brain. And those chemicals affect how consciousness works. They affect the way that our feelings react to the events around us,".
Hamer also notes that researchers have been able to detect changes in the brain when people are in the midst of intense prayer or meditation.

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