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). Building human systems of trust in an accelerating digital and AI-driven world. Frontiers in Human Dynamics, section Digital Impacts. Currently under peer-review.
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). 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. , Koenig, T. (2022). Neural network involvement for religious experiences in worship measured by EEG microstate analysis. Social Neuroscience, accepted after minor revisions (in press).
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. (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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