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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

Label
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
Shermer demonstrates how our brains selectively assess data in an attempt to confirm the conclusions (beliefs) we've already reached. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, he considers not only supernatural beliefs but political and economic ones as well
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
153.4
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 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780805091250
Lccn
2010030706
Other control number
9780805091250
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • sky231996798
  • (OCoLC)650019996
  • 799176
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 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780805091250
Lccn
2010030706
Other control number
9780805091250
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • sky231996798
  • (OCoLC)650019996
  • 799176

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