God, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is there something in our evolutionary history that points to an answer? Does neuroscience hold the key? Straddling the gap between science and religion, Brian Greene is joined by renowned neuroscientists, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists, to explore one of the most profound mysteries of our existence.
Participants include anthropologist Barbara J. King, neuroscientist Zoran Josipovic, and psychologists Steven Pinker and Lisa Barrett.
This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.