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Maria Weker

Dr Maria-Magdalena Weker was an adjunct at the Institute of Philosophy of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw, Poland. She was the research assistant at the Faculty of Neurocognitive Science of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland. She was a Phd-student visitor at the University of Calgary, Canada. She participated in researches of mind and perception carry out at The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland and The Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland. Her research interest is interaction of mind and perception, especially the philosophical aspects of consciousness and neurobiology of mind. She has several papers on this subject. Dr Weker obtained a PhD degree in philosophy from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw; M.A. in psychology, University of Warsaw, B.Sc. in biology, University of Warsaw and M.A. in philosophy, CSWU, Warsaw.

 


 

ARTICLES:

Searching for Neurobiological Foundations of Faith and Religion

Issue: 20 (The twentieth issue)
Considering that the brain is involved in human thinking, feeling and behaviour, we must also ask the question of whether finding neural correlates of religious experience is not just a matter of time. The questions “if” and “how” human brain responds to or generates religious experience capture the interest of researchers from various fields of science. Their joint efforts and scientific discourse lead to implementation of bold interdisciplinary research projects, with a far-reaching goal of explaining the mystery of faith and religion. Studies conducted at the meeting point of empirical and theological sciences raise controversies and criticism. Examples include the discussions on natural and theological experiments, collectively called neurotheology.


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