Scientists find links between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

Published: 13/01/2019
Scientists find links between brain damage and religious fundamentalism
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A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a brain region known as the prefrontal cortex. The findings suggest that damage to particular areas of the prefrontal cortex indirectly promotes religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness - a psychology term that describes a

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