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    From Brain Imaging Religious Experience to Explaining Religion: A Critique.Marc Slors & Nina Azari - 2007 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 29 (1):67-86.
    Recent functional neuroimaging data, acquired in studies of religious experience, have been used to explain and justify religion and its origins. In this paper, we critique the move from describing brain activity associated with self-reported religious states, to explaining why there is religion at all. Toward that end, first we review recent neuroimaging findings on religious experience, and show how those results do not necessarily support a popular notion that religion has a primitive evolutionary origin. Importantly, we call into question (...)
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    The role of cognition and feeling in religious experience.Nina P. Azari & Dieter Birnbacher - 2004 - Zygon 39 (4):901-918.
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    Effect of instructions on memory for temporal order.Nina P. Azari, Bryan C. Auday & Henry A. Cross - 1989 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 27 (3):203-205.
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    Index to Volume 39.Nina P. Azari, Dieter Birnbacher, Ian G. Barbour, Mark Bekoff, Jan Nystrom, Dennis Bielfeldt, Betty J. Birner & Craig A. Boyd - 2004 - Zygon 39 (4):901-918.
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    New Questions for Neuroscientific Inquiry: Commentary on “Spirituality: The Legacy of Parapsychology”.Nina Azari - 2009 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (3):309-314.
    This paper inspires new questions, possibilities, and challenges for the scientific study of spirituality, and other experiential phenomena. First, the authors offer a refreshing conceptualization of spirituality, one that is similar to that proposed for, and supported by recent neuroscientific study of, religious experience. To what extent are spirituality and religious experience similar at the neural descriptive level? How might they be different? Second, the authors draw creatively upon Weak Quantum Theory to suggest a potentially useful and powerful theoretical model—generalized (...)
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