Brain Study Shows That Thinking About God Reduces Distress — But Only for Believers
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ScienceDaily (Aug. 4, 2010) — Thinking about God may make you less upset about making errors, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers measured brain waves for a particular kind of distress-response while participants made mistakes on a test. Those who had been prepared with religious thoughts had a less prominent response to mistakes than those who hadn’t.