Scientists say religious fundamentalism could be caused by a brain injury

Scientists say religious fundamentalism could be caused by a brain injury

Suffering a brain injury can make people more religious, scientists have found. Researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois, USA, found patients who had a brain trauma were less willing to accept new ideas and became more extreme in their religious beliefs. The study, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, found that lesions in a part of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex were linked to higher levels of religious fundamentalism.

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