Important note for anyone studying, revising or teaching the topic of Religious Experience

Over the past two days I have made substantial changes to the discussion and analysis of the late Michael Persinger’s research in my blog entries on the above topic. This is because I have now found two interviews in which he is non-committal on the issue of whether his research calls into question the claim that religious experiences can be taken as evidence for the existence of God. And so while he is sceptically inclined in this regard, and his work certainly implies that such experiences are ‘all in the mind’ (the product of overactive temporal lobes), it is important to note that, like Ramachandran, he ultimately adopts a position of scientific neutrality with respect to this wider issue.