The Catholic University of America

Is the Human Mind Predisposed to Religious Thought?

In this short film, Justin Barrett (Thrive Professor of Developmental Science, Fuller Theological Seminary) explores a fascinating question being asked at the forefront of the cognitive science of religion: Is the human mind predisposed to religious thought?

Ecclesial Families: Catholic/Orthodox, Evangelical/Conservative Protestant, Jewish, Mainline Protestant
Core Curriculum Course Categories: Ethics, General Theology
Science Topics: Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind

Science for SeminariesScience: The Wide Angle

Photo Credit:

[1]courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Draper Labs https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neuronal_activity_DARPA.jpg
[2]ESOhttp://www.eso.org/public/news/eso0828/
[3]Viviano Codazzi  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=328724
[4]Gregor Reisch https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=821143