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Published on February 10, 2016

Feeling mystical? Blame your brain's 'God Spot': Study discovers why some people find spiritual connections with events and others don't

by Ryan O'Hare for Mailonline

From meditating with gurus to being one with a higher power, entering into the world of the mystical may be down to our brain's ability to 'just let go'.

Throughout history, many people have claimed to have had mystical experiences, often reporting feeling a deeply spiritual connection which leaves them permanently changed.

Now researchers have found that the doors of perception may be kept shut by inhibitory mechanisms in the brain, but dialling these down could be the key to 'blowing the doors wide open'.

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