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The Sacred Neuron
Extraordinary New Discoveries Linking Science and Religion
The Sacred Neuron provides a new way of understanding our emotionsand faith. Drawing on cognitive science, John Bowker examines such questions as, Why do we think that things happen in the way that they do? Or, that some things are beautiful, and other things ugly, some good, and others evil? In the past these questions have been answered by separating our emotional from our rational responses, but recent work in the neurosciences suggests that the questions now deserve very different answers. In his new book, Bowker shows that reason and emotion work much more closely together in forming human opinions and judgments than has previously been supposed. This discovery has stunning implications for religion and for the human sense of God.