Alas, there's no G-spot!
Never mind the spiritual path taken, theme that runs concurrently is the holistic approach to spirituality.india Updated: Sep 01, 2006 03:21 IST
Research can't get more esoteric than this. One only has to visualise the picture of 15 nuns in a lab trying to get connected with God to understand that the research would have got nowhere. We could have told the scientists in the University of Montreal their results - that there is no single godly region in the brain. The study wanted to identify such a region on the basis of previous research that hinted that the G-spot may exist.
But the brain doesn't quite light up in one corner when one is contemplating on matters spiritual or when we're on a direct line with the Big Voice in the Sky. While nerve mappings of the active brain look quite psychedelic a la peace, Hare Krishna and joss sticks, the nuns were clearly not focused enough. Neither were they amused - one of them crisply told the researchers that God couldn't be summoned at will.
Never mind the spiritual path taken, the one theme that runs concurrently is the holistic approach to spirituality. The basis of all religion is to 'be good and do good' - never mind that the problem is pegging down what 'good' is. But for the average spiritual seeker, spirituality is a mixed bag of different emotions and results of actions. As for a site on the brain that is susceptible to belief - whether in ghosts, conspiracy theories or the Almighty, well, that's matter for another well-funded research.