The Believing Brain: From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

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  • ISBN: B005RZB9YY
  • Author: Michael Shermer
  • Publisher: Robinson
  • Genre: Professional & Technical
  • Date: 7 June 2012
  • Pages: 465
  • Language: English

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Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that …