Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's Disturbing because it is true

Who didn't anticipate?

Older adults who say they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds.

According to the study, people who said they were a "born-again" Protestant or Catholic, or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or "atrophy") compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again.
Good luck teaching Tebow to throw.


StonyPillow said...

Atrophy results from disuse. Born-again evangelicals don't need no stinkin' brainpan -- they gots Jeebus.

They don't gots to worry 'bout justice -- they gots Jeebus.

They don't worry 'bout no sinnin' -- they gots Jeebus.

Enough of that and you've got a medial temporal lobe as smooth and shiny as a cue ball. But your basal ganglia hums hymns for you while you sleep.

Marcellina said...

Hang on, though — what about that part about "those with no religious affiliation"?