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Part 2 Neurobiology of Religious Experiences, Dr. Sarah Strand,Psych of Religion

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Part 2 Neurobiology of Religious Experiences, Dr. Sarah Strand,Psych of Religion


Dr. Sarah Strand created her course Psychology of Religion for California State University Sacramento after speaking to community groups around Northern California and Nevada for ten years.

2:55 pm ~ 3:05 Socialize in small group breakout rooms < for members to chat about what they hope to get out of this event.
3:08 pm < Everyone returns to the main room.

3:10 pm ~ 4:oo pm Presentation, Please use Q&A section.
4:00 pm ~ 4:10 pm Socialize in small group breakout rooms < members to chat about the event.

4:10 pm ~ 4:40 pm Q&A in the main room with Dr. Sarah Strand
4:40 pm ~ 5:10ish pm Optional socializing in the main room or breakout rooms.

Bay Area Humanist is hosting the three-part series on these dates:
1. August 5, 2023 Evolution of Religion (ask for recording)
2. November 4th, 2023 "Neurobiology of Religious Experiences"
3. February 3rd, 2024 "The Neurobiology of Morality"

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Part 2 Neurobiology of Religious Experiences:

Dr. Sarah Strand will discuss the neurobiological basis of out-of-body experiences (OBEs). The presentation begins with a description of what is an out-of-body experience, including testimony given by those who have had an OBE. Next, Sarah provides a brief tour of the brain and the neuroanatomy responsible for OBEs and also provides an explanation for why some people interpret OBEs religiously and others do not. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the implications of these findings on the role of religion in the lives of individuals as well as in our worldwide community.

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