This BBC Horizon probes the relationship between neural activity and religion. There’s a theory that temporal lobe epilepsy was responsible for the spiritual experiences of some of the founders of the great religions. Richard Dawkins tries on the god helmet to see if he can have an electromagnetically induced religious experience, and Michael Baime gets his brain scanned while he meditates to find out what’s going on in there.


48 minutes. Links: Stage6 | YouTube Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5