To continue with the video we watched last class, I found a documentary I watched a few weeks ago that featured Dr. Ramachandran's experiments on patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. The documentary focuses on temporal lobe epilepsy and the brains relationship to religion.
I would definitely recommend watching the whole thing, but those pressed for time can find the segment on Dr. Ramachandran at about 18:30 into the video. The experiment was like the one we saw in the video during class. He measured subjects's galvanic skin responses to words flashing on a screen. He performed this experiment on people with temporal lobe epilepsy and people without. The words were a mix of neutral, religious and sexual. He found that epileptic patients had more intense responses to religious words, and the normal subjects had more intense responses to sexual words (which is normal).
Also, at around 22 minutes in, there's a really interesting segment on a Canadian scientist who is experimenting with artificial magnetic fields that go across the temporal lobe and allegedly creates the same religious sensation that an epileptic person would have. Again, I would definitely recommend watching the whole thing, but if not that's fine. I would love to hear your thoughts on these experiments and anything related to the topic.