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Professor Andrew Newberg

Professor Andrew Newberg
  • Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been interested in questions related to religion and God.

Dr. Andrew Newberg is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and he teaches undergraduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newberg received his medical degree in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, and he completed a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Newberg has actively pursued neuroimaging research projects, including studies of aging and dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. He has been particularly involved in the study of religious and spiritual experiences and the relationship among the brain, religion, and health. Dr. Newberg's research has included analyzing brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and various trance states. His research also has included understanding the physiological correlates of acupuncture therapy, massage, and other types of alternative therapies. Dr. Newberg has taught medical students, undergraduate and graduate students, and medical residents about stress management, spirituality and health, and the neurophysiology of religious experience. In 2010, he was named Teacher of the Year for the University of Pennsylvania's Biological Basis of Behavior Program. Dr. Newberg has published numerous articles and chapters on brain function, brain imaging, and the study of religious and spiritual experiences. He is the author of Principles of Neurotheology, a culmination of ideas based on his research over the past 10 years. He is a coauthor of the best-selling books How God Changes Your Brain and Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. His most recent book, Words Can Change Your Brain, was published in June 2012. Dr. Newberg is also a coauthor of Born to Believe: God, Science, and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs and The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience, both of which explore the relationship between neuroscience and spiritual experience. The latter book received the 2000 award for Outstanding Books in Theology and the Natural Sciences presented by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Dr. Newberg has presented his work at scientific and religious meetings around the world and has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, and ABC's World News Tonight. His research also has appeared in Newsweek; TIME; The New York Times; Los Angeles Times; Scientific American; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Reader's Digest.

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  1. The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

    The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience

    Andrew Newberg
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    The religious impulse is so powerfully pervasive that neuroscience has posed a provocative question: Are our brains wired to worship? In The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, award-winning scholar and practicing neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg, Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, offers you 24 riveting lectures that...
  2. (Set)  Being Human & The Spiritual Brain Set

    (Set) Being Human & The Spiritual Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  3. (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Understanding the Brain   Set

    (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Understanding the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Endeavor to understand the astonishing complexities of the human brain in this course duo from two award-winning professors. First, in The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, you'll explore the neuroscientific basis for why religion and spirituality have played such a prominent role in human life. Then, in Understanding the Brain, you'll learn how the brain works, from the gross level of its...
  4. (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior  Set

    (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Learn the latest scientific findings on how our brains experience spirituality as well as express other behaviors in this thought-provoking course set. In The Spiritual Brain, neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Newberg offers you an academic, experimental approach into what he calls "objective measures of spirituality" to explain the neuroscientific basis for why religion and spirituality have played such a prominent role in...
  5. (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Neuroscience of Everyday Life   Set

    (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Discover what neuroscience reveals about the intricate inner workings of the human brain in this fascinating course set. First, in The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, you'll explore the neuroscientific basis for why religion and spirituality have played such a prominent role in human life. Then, in The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, you'll explore the brain under stress and in love, learning,...
  6. (Set)  The Spiritual Brain & Cultural Literacy for Religion Set

    (Set) The Spiritual Brain & Cultural Literacy for Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90