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To what extent is the adrenaline hormone responsible for the physiological symptoms commonly reported in spiritual experiences?

Doing my own independent research, I've noticed a clear pattern of religious individuals reporting feelings and sensations that they usually describe with expressions such as "waves of ...
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HOW and WHY does blushing occur when one is embarrassed? Linked to fight or flight primal instincts?

Blushing -- that thing that happens when you get your first kiss or something embarrassing happens and the spotlight is on you -- WHAT is it exactly? And HOW does it happen? And WHY does it happen? ...
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Claustrophobia in the Pyramids of Giza: Does height play a role in who is more likely to suffer from Claustrophobia?

I'm an archaeologist, but I am not the Indiana Jones type (tall and brawny) -- but rather, a very petite female (4'9" to be precise). One might say, that I lack the muscle tone and strength to do all ...
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What is the function of goosebumps in human anatomy? It happens when it's cold, scary, or euphoric, but WHY?

We've all experienced it when we hear a chilling tale that scares us or we get out of the pool and there is a crisp breeze or simply something unbelievably emotionally positive is occurring (a sense ...