Scientia et Fides 6 (2):85-99 (2018)

Juan José Sanguineti
Pontifical University Of The Holy Cross
The Importance of Neuroscience in the Study of Religiosity The article aims to determine whether neuroscience is relevant for a better comprehension of religious activities. The answer to this problem emphasizes the distinction between mental operations and their intentional content. Neurobiological studies, I argue, can be important to evaluate the psychological and neural dimension of religious acts, with caution due to their great complexity, but not to evaluate the truth and genuineness of their content, neither to solve objective religious problems. Neuroscience may be helpful for the discernment of some extraordinary religious experiences and to study pseudo-religious pathologies as well.
Keywords Brain  Cerebro  Dios  God  Religion  Religiosidad  Religiosity  Religión
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DOI 10.12775/setf.2018.018
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