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Neurophysiological Benefits of Worship


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Believers are called to worship, first Thessalonians 5: 16-17 (King James) instructs believers “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.” Believers understand the positive ramifications of worship, although few could elucidate the exact mechanisms at work in the brain. It is only in the recent decades that advances in imaging technology as well as an overall increase in neuroscience knowledge, have allowed us to peer into the workings of the real-time brain. The ever-expanding concept of neuroplasticity has opened and expanded knowledge related to the neurophysiological benefits of worship. Understanding the physical and mental health implications of these benefits validate Paul in Romans 12:2 (King James) ‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Neuroscience now confirms the same robust benefits are available to all believers.