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LegalView Reports Traumatic Brain Injury Study Concluding Spirituality Increases Following Brain Damage
Date:1/11/2009

LegalView recently reported the results of a scientific study in which victims of a brain injury were more likely to report strong spiritual associations. The researchers found that feelings of spirituality might actually be caused by brain damage among victims and trauma caused to the right parietal lobe.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 11, 2009 -- LegalView, the most comprehensive legal resource available on the Internet, recently informed traumatic brain injury information blog readers of a study that found individuals who suffer from brain damage are more likely to have increased feelings of spirituality due to damage or injury of the right parietal lobe, which is the cerebral area within the brain that determines an individuals place in time and space, both emotionally and physically.

The research took place at the University of Missouri-Columbia and followed 26 individuals who were considered to have modest TBI, but were able to function within society as "walking wounded," according to the blog. The study found that those who suffered from right parietal lobe damage experienced more feelings of being lost or spaced out, which was the equivalent of measuring higher on the standard measure of spirituality test, according to blog reports on the research. This is also known as contralateral neglect, according to research from Rutgers University, also known as The State University of New Jersey. Contralateral Neglect Syndrome can cause brain injury victims to obtain "information from the contralateral side, but patients may not have a conscious awareness" of this si
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