Friday, November 10, 2006

Brainscanning Speaking in Tongues

This study suggests that glossololalia, or speaking in tongues, is the opposite of meditation. Rather than concentration and increased frontal lobe activity, those who speak in tongues give up control and reasoning and reconfigure their notions of self/consciousness. Speaking in tongues is a famous part of Pentacostal Evangelical Christianity.

The connection to the parietal lobe makes Dr. Persinger happy, as this has been his avenue of research for years. He is probably most famous, and brings himself into the Spooky Paradigm, for claiming to partially create alien abduction like encounters in the lab by beaming energy into the parietal lobe.

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