Why God Won’t Go Away Newberg, A., D'Aquili, E., V. Rause 2002
This book gives an interesting perspective on the psychology of belief from a neurological perpective. I have not read it in a while but if I remember correctly, it starts off very well. It comes at you from a very scientific and evidence based perspective but (unless I’m remembering it incorrectly) towards the end the authors seem to almost abandon the case they had been building throughout the book. The conclusion seems to drift into a faith based perspective.
Nonetheless, I feel it is a great read and regardless of how you interpret their ultimate conclusion, there is much to be learned from this book, particularly on the functions of different areas of the brain’s architecture.
The sections on the Orientation Association Area and similar structures being the most relevant to the case that they attempt to lay out.