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Symposium explores intersection of neuroscience and religion
Princeton NJ — Scholars from neuroscience and religion will gather on campus Friday, Oct. 20, to discuss the implications of recent brain imaging techniques for understanding the cognitive processes involved in moral reasoning, meditation, prayer, healing, spiritual experience and other aspects of religion.
The symposium on “Neuroscience and Religion” will run from 3 to 6 p.m. in 101 McCormick. Panelists will include:
• Jonathan Cohen, director of Princeton’s Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior and co-director of the University’s new neuroscience institute;
• Richard Davidson, the Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
• Margaret Kemeny, professor of psychiatry at the University of California-San Francisco;
• Clifford Saron, assistant research scientist at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California-Davis;
• Wayne Proudfoot, professor of religion at Columbia University; and
• Leigh Schmidt, professor of religion at Princeton.
The symposium is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion. For more information, visit www.princeton.edu/ ~csrelig/ program/ neuroscience/ neuroscienceandreligiondescription.html.