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Are the brains of atheists different to those of religious people? Scientists are trying to find out

Miguel Farias is Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, Coventry University. He works on the psychology of belief and spiritual practices, including meditation. He was a lecturer in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and currently leads the Brain, Belief and Behaviour Lab at the Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations, Coventry University. “My primary research explores the biological roots and psychological impact of beliefs and spiritual practices, including meditation. I use a combination of experimental methods from social and biological psychology, personality theory, and cognitive neurosciences. I am currently writing about the effects of meditation and conducting new research on the modification of beliefs.”