New Trends in Psychology, Vol 2, No 1 (2020)

The Neuropsychological Mechanisms of Faith

Camelia Nicoleta Negut


The purpose of the human brain, as we know it as a multi-functional master piece, is to helpus perceive reality in the most accurate way, but also to experience it in the most secure way. From aneurological point of view, everything we experience, everything we think, perceive and feel about thesurrounding world is the result of the processing performed by this complex organ called the humanbrain. Whether we are aware or not our ability to make decisions is strongly influenced by our beliefsystem. Exposure of the brain to various stimuli related to the personal cult of beliefs determines theactivation of neural networks in various cortical regions responsible for experiencing feelings of love,peace, tranquility, increasing the degree of concentration and more importantly activating the rewardsystem, which makes our the brain to feel good and to reinforce this behavior by which it feels goodand consumes less energy.


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