chapter  9
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The neural basis of religion: Joseph Bulbulia and Uffe Schjoedt

ByJOSEPH BULBULIA, UFFE SCHJOEDT

From a biological perspective, neural circuitry evolves for prediction and control: prediction of the world and control of body states and processes, in response to the world. Religion appears throughout individual and social experience. Yet assuming only nature, what does religious cognition respond to, and predict?