Can we find God in our Brain?
More and more people are looking for spiritual experiences and a higher reality. But what is real? And does this question really matter?
Neuroscientist and ex-believer Michiel van Elk put aside his scepticism and started his field research into paranormal fairs and denominations. He shows that man has a deep-rooted predisposition to experience religion and that this offers all kinds of advantages.
His research into the effects of the God Helmet at Festival Lowlands attracted a great deal of interest both in the Netherlands and abroad. He recently published his book Ecstasy, about this helmet and other religious experiments.
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Wed 19 September, 20:00
About the speaker
Michiel van Elk, PhD
Assistant Professor Neuroscience and Head of the Religion Cognition & Behavior Lab, University of Amsterdam