“Spirituality is complex and affected by many factors,” Van Cappellen said. “However, oxytocin does seem to affect how we perceive the world and what we believe.”
Opinion: When I first saw this headline I thought, Oh God… another reductive piece from the science whiz kids. After all, spirituality involves trying to discern God’s will and dynamics like intercession, which IMO is so much more than just feeling great or superficially “connected” with others, like at a football game.
However, the above quotation appearing at the end of the piece saves the article. At least there is a hint of humility here.