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The Resource The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer

The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer

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The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths
Title
The believing brain
Title remainder
from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shermer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Draws on three decades of research to outline a provocative theory about how humans form beliefs about the world, tracing the ways in which the brain finds patterns in sensory data that are then reinforced with meaning
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF773
LC item number
.S54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief and doubt
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Cognitive neuroscience
Label
The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-368) and index
Contents
Mr. D'Arpino's dilemma -- Dr. Collins's conversion -- A skeptic's journey -- Patternicity -- Agenticity -- The believing neuron -- Belief in the afterlife -- Belief in God -- Belief in aliens -- Belief in conspiracies -- Politics of belief -- Confirmations of belief -- Geographies of belief -- Cosmologies of belief -- Epilogue: the truth is out there
Control code
sky249797413
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 385 p.
Isbn
9781250008800
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-368) and index
Contents
Mr. D'Arpino's dilemma -- Dr. Collins's conversion -- A skeptic's journey -- Patternicity -- Agenticity -- The believing neuron -- Belief in the afterlife -- Belief in God -- Belief in aliens -- Belief in conspiracies -- Politics of belief -- Confirmations of belief -- Geographies of belief -- Cosmologies of belief -- Epilogue: the truth is out there
Control code
sky249797413
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 385 p.
Isbn
9781250008800
Other physical details
ill., maps

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