Hmm-m-m-m


Whoda thunk ?

From philly.com

Older adults who say they’ve had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds.

According to the study, people who said they were a “born-again” Protestant or Catholic, or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or “atrophy”) compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again.

So, cognitive dissonance (holding conflicting views) can actually be bad.

Whoda thunk ?

 

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