Episode: Why We Believe
Air Date: January 23, 2014
Do you believe in God? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about research that explores why people believe what they believe. Our guest this week is best-selling author Dr. Andrew Newberg. Newberg will discuss what neuroscience has to say about religion and tell listeners why he believes faith is a powerful tool for improving your well-being. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Author, Why We Believe What We Believe
Director of Research , Myrna Brind Center
Dr. Andrew Newberg
Dr. Andrew Newberg is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. Newberg is considered a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field frequently referred to as – neurotheology. Dr. Newberg has published over 150 research articles, essays and book chapters, and is the co-author of five best selling books, including Why We Believe What We Believe and How God Changes Your Brain.