Using dynamic brain imaging techniques, Neurologists can now map thoughts and many of the functions of the brain.
Though many of the functions of brain structures are already well known from the works of Sapolsky, Ramachandran and others on those who have had lesions, injuries and deformities of the brain, which leads to clues of brain function.
Probable Neurological Cause of Sense of Having a Relationship With God:It is well known that the most important formation for humans is relationships, from birth we start forming relationships with our mother and others. We subconsciously build maps of our relationships with others and also map the perceived consciousness of those we associate with as well as maps of our own consciousness.
Though firstly we start building maps of the most important people in our lives like our Mother.
We build what some refer to as a You-Map, of our mother from birth, which contains her facial expressions and links to the meanings we perceive of each one, what actions bring her attention to us, what actions make her unhappy. Yes, we construct a basic survival map of our mother and parents subconsciously in our infant brain. And rely on our basic mammalian brain functions for our own functions like hunger, pain and comfort needs.
Later on as toddlers we start analyzing and constructing our own consciousness maps or Me-Maps.
and we also construct maps that signify our relationships with both parents and our siblings, or You-Maps for everyone we associate with as well as We-Maps that outline our overall group cohesion and synchronicity.
Here is where religious Indoctrination enters the mix.
Since we not only construct You-Maps for those we transact with, but, we also construct You-Maps for people and characters we learn about. Such as in reading Superman comics, we construct consciousness maps for Superman and the other characters. Thus we can automatically sense that we have a relationship with Superman, because we have this consciousness map in our Prefrontal Cortex, which makes us think or conceive we know how Superman thinks about almost anything.
These consciousness maps are a construct, formed from comments and rules uttered by or attributed to Superman and scenarios enacted within the comic.
In reference to religious scripture, these are equivalent to Rules and Statements attributed to God, along with actions within the many parables and books.
These build consciousness or You-Maps of God and the other Biblical characters, including Satan.
Indoctrination also builds a strong association between their God and the Victim which creates a strongly imposed God & I, We-Map. Which in some cases rivals their family We-Maps.
Through indoctrination, these You-Maps of God and We-Maps of their association with God, are continually being retrieved and adjusted throughout the Indoctrination process. So that the victim eventually has such a strong You-Map and We-Map of the God, it rivals the Maps of his/her own Mother and Family. I've known many who completely disassociated themselves from their families because they felt a much stronger bond with their God.
This is a great explanation of why many Indoctrinated individuals feel they have a strong relationship with their God, because of the heavily fortified, but incredibly False consciousness maps of God that Indoctrination has implanted into their prefrontal cortex.
Since those of us who have been influenced by Indoctrination already have Perceptual You-Maps of God, when unexplainable events and brain trauma to the Temporal Lobes occur, the probability that we will draw on this misconception of God is heightened.
Temporal lobe trauma has been verified by experimentation to invoke images and illusions of such characters that have been instilled into our memories by indoctrination. For instance: Christians will often have illusions of the Biblical God, Jesus or Mother Mary, depending on the strength of the links and You-Maps created for these characters. Maybe some will invoke images of Superman, for a Superman comic freak. Though for Islamic sufferers, Allah and Muhammad are often invoked and for Hindu sufferers, Vishnu, Rama or Krishna become the characters in their Temporal Lobe trauma illusions.
So, with You-Maps for these characters deeply entrenched in their Prefrontal Cortex and some that suffer traumas and depression, anxiety which invokes responses from their temporal lobes.
It's no wonder that they gain a sense of strong connection and sense an attachment to their God(s).
Though: Modern Neurological research may eventually prove this connection and then we can eventually prove that God is in fact, nothing more than a construction of the incredibly deceptive Human Brain.