• Luli Faber

Neuroimaging Spiritual Trance States


The following is a short video where a scientist called Dr Alessandra Mainieri describes her findings into what happens in the brain during trance states - when people are carrying out mediumship.

And this is a pdf summarising a research study by Dr Mainieri on this topic, with an aim to investigating psychotic experiences in healthy people - those who are carrying out mediumship - rather than those who are clinically diagnosed, since these experiences are commonly described in the general populaiton.

She identifies several brain regions that are activated in these trance states - brain regions known to be involved in sensory experience and attention.

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