Glossolalia, otherwise referred to as “speaking in tongues,” has been around for thousands of years, and references to it can be found in the Old and New Testament. The person appears to be speaking in an incomprehensible language, yet perceives it to have great personal meaning. Now scientists are attempting to explain what actually happens to the brain of someone when this happens. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered decreased activity in the frontal lobes, an area of the brain associated with self control. Researcher Andrew Newberg says, “Our finding of decreased activity in the frontal lobes during the practice of speaking in tongues is fascinating because these subjects truly believe that the spirit of God is moving through them and controlling them to speak. Our brain imaging research shows us that these subjects are not in control of the usual language centers during this activity, which is consistent with their description of a lack of intentional control while speaking in tongues.”
But then who?or what?is in control of these speakers? Newberg says, “We, scientifically, assume it’s being taken over by another part of the brain.”
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