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Why we believe what we believe
By Newswire
Feb 1, 2014 - 2:07:30 AM

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Wayne, PA -- January 29, 2013 -- BetterWorldians Radio today announced that Dr. Andrew Newberg, author of Why We Believe What We Believe and How God Changes Your Brain, was a guest on the weekly Internet radio broadcast, , a show dedicated to making the world a better place by giving a platform to people and ideas of inspiration. The broadcast featuring Newberg aired on January 23rd and is now available via podcast on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (

Newberg discussed his research into how the brain processes religion. His findings show that human brains are built for faith. "Our brain is really designed for us to be spiritual, which allows us to address and engage ideas and practices, such as prayer and meditation," said Newberg.

Newberg explained how various spiritual practices that help improve brain function and memory. He says faith is a powerful tool when it comes to building a healthier brain. "I think we're really just scratching the surface and there's so much more to explore," said Newberg.

BetterWorldians Radio airs live on Thursdays at 11 a.m. EST on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel and has featured guests such as best-selling author Dr. Stephen Post; award-winning film producer, Dan Karslake; author of Mother Teresa and Me, Donna-Marie O'Boyle; author of Hardwiring Happiness, Dr. Rick Hanson. To access the show, log on at All shows will be available in the BetterWorldians content library on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel for on-demand and podcast download.

About Dr. Andrew Newberg:

Dr. Andrew Newberg is Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. Newberg is considered a pioneer in the neuroscientific study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field frequently referred to as -- neurotheology. Dr. Newberg has published over 150 research articles, essays and book chapters, and is the co-author of five best selling books, including Why We Believe What We Believe and How God Changes Your Brain.

About BetterWorldians Radio:

BetterWorldians Radio is a weekly Internet radio broadcast on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio network. BetterWorldians Radio is hosted by Ray, MarySue and Gregory Hansell, the family team that created the popular game on Facebook, A Better World. This game rewards players for doing good deeds while helping to raise money and awareness for charities. Over 2 million people have performed over 13 million good deeds in A Better World to date. BetterWorldians Radio is broadcast from Wayne, PA. A Better World recently launched a worldwide Campaign for Kindness with the release of an animated video, When the video reaches 1,000,000 views, A Better World will fund surgeries allowing ten children to walk for the first time.

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