(Neuroscientists probe the brain to explore its spiritual aspects and to investigate the existence of the soul.)
Is there a mystical dimension to the human brain? Can science prove the existence of the soul? Canadian neuorscientists at the University of Montreal under Dr. Mario Beauregard, co-author of the book “The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul,” think so.
They are seeking to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. They perform brain imaging scans of Carmelite nuns and Buddhist monks who have been doing meditation regularly for a considerable part of their lives.
Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld presents their scientific research which suggests that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, treat depression, and speed up the healing process when combined with conventional medicine.
View the fascinating documentary “The Mystical Brain,” which features the groundbreaking research of Dr. Beauregard and his associates.
Learn more about the connection between science and mysticism at our page The Science Connection.
“Science, at its very best,
is very spiritual.”
(From the documentary The Mystical Brain.)