What could possibly go wrong with this?! Researchers in England claim they have the ability to alter a Christian’s beliefs in God with a common procedure used to treat depression. Experiments conducted at the University of York in York, England, allegedly changed Christian perceptions on God. Public policy preferences on immigration were also altered. Scientists used a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, on volunteers’ posterior medial frontal cortex to accomplish their objectives. “People often turn to ideology when they are confronted by problems,”

Dr. Keise Izuma told Britain’s Express on Wednesday. “We wanted to find out whether a brain region that is linked with solving concrete problems, like deciding how to move one’s body to overcome an obstacle, is also involved in solving abstract problems addressed by ideology.” Belief in God was allegedly cut by one-third after an electromagnetic coil strategically placed against a participant’s scalp had a current turned on, the newspaper reported. American volunteers were also less bothered by concerns over immigration.“As expected, we found that when we experimentally turned down the posterior medial frontal cortex, people were less inclined to reach for comforting religious ideas despite having been reminded of death,” Dr. Izuma said. CONTINUE