Ground-breaking research in the field of new biology that focuses on the impact of religion, spirituality and faith on health is here to radically change our understanding of life.
The thalamus, parietal and frontal lobe are the regions of the brain that are involved in matters concerning religion, spirituality and faith. The frontal lobe is responsible for the functions of focus and concentration and therefore when people engage in prayer and meditation the frontal lobe takes lead. Your parietal lobe processes sensory input and powers down during deep prayer, leading us to experience that sense of having loosed our earthly moorings. Frequent indulgence in prayer and meditation leads to permanent changes in the brain, example, having a thicker frontal lobe and an asymmetrical thalamus. Bulked up frontal lobes have indicated improved memory, eventually leading to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's at an older age. This is just one such example of the benefits of indulgence in spiritual activities like meditation.