RESEARCH

Science. Religion. Neurology. Social Psychology. Spirituality.

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Our study: brain changes after praying in tongues?
Josh Walter

Our study: brain changes after praying in tongues?

Ongoing Studies

Biological research on religious experiences.  EEG experiments on worship experiences. Correlates of 'sensing the divine'.
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Published Research

Walter, Y.. (2022). Digital Psychology: introducing a conceptual impact model and the future of work. currently under peer-review.
 
Walter, Y., & Zbinden, L. (2022). The problem with AI consciousness: A neurogenetic case against synthetic sentience. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, currently under peer-review and revision.
 
Walter, Y., & Altorfer, A. (2022). Electrodermal activity implicating a sympathetic nervous system response under the perception of sensing a divine presence – a psychophysiological analysis. Psych, currently under peer-review.
 
Walter, Y. (2022). EEG Spectral Analysis on the Cognitive Neuropsychology of Religious Experiences in Worship with Music. In submission at ArXiv or Social Science Research Network.
Walter, Y. (2022). EEG Inverse Solutions for Neuronal Source Localizations in Religious Experiences during Worship Practices. In submission at Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Walter, Y. (2022). "ESG": soziale Innovation und nachhaltige Global-Strategie? Hinter einem modernen Governance-Trend mehrt sich die gesellschaftliche Kritik. Digital Ventures: Scientific Blog-Article, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Walter, Y. (2022). A Case Report On The "A.I. Locked-In Problem": social concerns with modern NLP. ArXiv E-Prints, currently under review/in the moderation process.
Walter, Y. (2022). Building human systems of trust in an accelerating digital and AI-driven world. Frontiers in Human Dynamics, section Digital Impacts, 4:926281, 1-5.
Walter, Y. (2022). The rapid competitive economy of machine learning development: a discussion on the social risks and benefits. International Journal of Digital Humanities, revisions are currently under peer-review.
Walter, Y. (2022). The centrality of a digital strategy for societal and business innovations. Digital Transformation and Society, currently under peer-review.
Walter, Y. (2022). Die Ethik hinter der Blockchain: Eine Frage der Nachhaltigkeit, der sozialen Gerechtigkeit und des Vertrauens. Digital Ventures: Scientific Blog-Article, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Walter, Y. (2022). Das Zeitalter des "Neuromorphic Computing": Von der Hardware hinter der Digitalisierung und den KI-Geschäftsmodellen hin zu ethischen und ökologischen Dilemmata. Digital Ventures: Scientific Blog-Article, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Walter, Y. (2022). Der digitale Mensch in der Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft: Von den «Digital Humanities» bis zum «Transhumanismus». Digital Ventures: Scientific Blog-Article, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Walter, Y. (2022). Künstliche Intelligenz und datenbasierte Geschäftsmodelle. Digital Ventures: Scientific Blog-Article, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Walter, Y. (2022). «Alles digital?» Der digitale Begriffs-Dschungel: die Systematik einer neuen Nomenklatur. Digital Ventures: Scientific Blog-Article, Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Walter, Y. , Koenig, T. (2022). Neural network involvement for religious experiences in worship measured by EEG microstate analysis. Social Neuroscience, 17(3), 258-273.
Walter, Y. , Koenig, T. (2022). Brain Activation and Source Localization for Religious Experience in Worship measured by EEG Spectral Analysis and Inverse Solutions. Under internal review at the Translational Research Center, Psychiatric Hospital UPD, University of Bern.
Walter, Y. , Altofer, A. (2022). Physiological Foundations for Religious Experiences in Devotional Worship Practices with Music Using Heart Rate and Respiratory Rate Analyses. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education, 12(2), 127-143.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe12020011
Walter, Y. , Altofer, A. (2022). The psychological role of music and attentional control for religious experiences in worship. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, (hove), 1-15..
https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218221075330

Walter, Y. , Altofer, A. (2022). Autonomous neural network activation during religious worship experiences using Heart Rate Variability measurements. Religion, Bain & Behavior, currently under peer-review.
Walter, Y. (2021). Towards a Qualitative Model of Religious Worship Experiences: Perceived encounters with the divine in the ritual context of musical devotion practices. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 5(1), 94-141.
https://doi.org/10.29333/ajqr/10814
Walter, Y. (2021). Neural Structural Changes Associated with Ritual Glossolalia (a Preliminary Study): Morphometrics on the Expertise of Praying in Tongues. Available at: Social Science Research Network SSRN.
Walter, Y., Dieguez, S., Mouthon, M., & Spierer, L. (2020). Brain structural evidence for a frontal pole specialization in glossolalia. IBRO Reports, 9, 32-36.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibror.2020.06.002
Walter, Y. (2019). Disentangling Religiosity: The Impact of Religious Motivators on Business Ethics (a mixed-methods study).
Available at: Social Science Research Network SSRN.
Walter, Y. (2019). An investigation into the phenomenon of modern-day Miracle Healings in Christianity: A philosophical and empirical synthesis. Available at: Social Science Research Network SSRN.

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