The philosopher René Descartes postulated that the pineal gland was the “seat of the soul.” Today this assumption is thought almost unanimously as untrue. Many neuroscientists agree today that there is no single part of the brain that is responsible for spirituality, religion, or connection to God. How all the parts of the brain and body work together is vastly important to our faith and spirituality.
Like 1 Corinthians 12:23 says of our community of faith: “those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect.” This website honors and showcases how the various parts of our brains and bodies affect our faith, wellness, and overall health.
The neuroscience link provides short overviews of the spiritual dimensions of the various parts of the brain and body. They are not meant to be seen as isolated in their function. The better each of our systems works the better our overall health and wholeness.