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September 2006


About the Presenter:

Andrew Newberg, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newberg is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is also the director and co-founder of the Center for Spirituality and the Neurosciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on September 15, 2006. Copyright 2006 by Andrew Newberg, MD.


Overall Goals and Objectives: 1. To describe how various types of beliefs develop through perception, cognition, emotion, and social interaction.
2. To describe research studies evaluating the physiology of beliefs.
3. To describe how various beliefs, such as religious and spiritual ones, affect health.
4. To describe methodological issues and future directions in the study of beliefs as they relate to health.

The streaming video presentation is in QuickTime format and lasts approximately 1 hour.