Over one billion Muslims live in the world today. It is important to understand the brains of such a large segment of the global population. Some recent studies explore neurobiological activity in Muslims. These studies describe brain activity in response to prayer, reading Arabic words, and evaluating other groups of people. Additional neuroimaging studies could gain valuable information about how Arab and Muslim populations have certain brain activity in response to religion and conflicts.
Attitudes towards the outgroup are predicted by activity in the precuneus in Arabs and Israelis. (Link)
Brain dynamics of Arabic reading: a magnetoencephalographic study. (Link)
EEG spectral analysis on Muslim prayers. (Link)
Social cognition in members of conflict groups: behavioural and neural responses in Arabs, Israelis and South Americans to each other’s misfortunes. (Link)