[Wikipedia] ‘Speaking in tongues’: Studies show no activity in brain’s language areas — stress reduction & increase in self-confidence

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Speaking in tongues

Medical research

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Neuroimaging of brain activity during glossolalia does not show activity in the language areas of the brain.[67][68]

A study done by the American Journal of Human Biology found that speaking in tongues was associated with both a reduction in circulatory cortisol, and enhancements in alpha-amylase enzyme activity – two common biomarkers of stress reduction that can be measured in saliva.[73] 

Several sociological studies report various social benefits to engaging in Pentecostal glossolalia,[74][75] such as an increase in self-confidence.[75]

References

67. Newberg, Andrew B.; Wintering, Nancy A.; Morgan, Donna; Waldman, Mark R. (22 November 2006). “The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during glossolalia: A preliminary SPECT study”. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging148 (1): 67–71. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2006.07.001. ISSN 0925-4927PMID 17046214S2CID 17079826.

68. “Language Center of the Brain Is Not Under the Control of Subjects Who “Speak in Tongues” – PR News”www.pennmedicine.org. Retrieved 15 January 2019.

73. Lynn, Christopher Dana; Paris, Jason; Frye, Cheryl Anne; Schell, Lawrence M. (2010). “Salivary Alpha-Amylase and Cortisol Among Pentecostals on a Worship and Nonworship Day”American Journal of Human Biology22 (6): 819–822. doi:10.1002/ajhb.21088ISSN1042-0533PMC3609410PMID20878966.

74. Wood, William W. (1965). Culture and personality aspects of the Pentecostal holiness religion. Mouton (IS). OCLC797731718.[page needed]

75. Hine, Virginia H. (1969). “Pentecostal Glossolalia toward a Functional Interpretation”. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 8 (2): 211–226. doi:10.2307/1384335ISSN 0021-8294JSTOR 1384335.

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