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Author Newberg, Andrew B., 1966-
Title Why we believe what we believe : uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth / Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman.
Publication Info. New York : Free Press, c2006.
Open Library Cover
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Description vii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-307) and index.
Contents How the brain makes our reality: The power of belief; A mountain of misperceptions, searching for beliefs in a haystack of neurons; Reality, illusions, and the aunt who cried wolf, the construction of perceptual beliefs; Santa Claus, lucky numbers, and the magician in our brain, the biology of conceptual beliefs -- Childhood development and morality: Parents, peas, and "putty tats", the development of childhood beliefs; Ordinary criminals like you and me, the gap between behavior and moral beliefs -- Spiritual beliefs and the brain: Nuns, Buddhists, and the reality of spiritual beliefs; Speaking in tongues; Atheist who prayed to God; Becoming a better believer -- Epilogue: Life, the universe, and our "ultimate" beliefs.
Subject Psychology, Religious.
Brain -- Religious aspects.
Mind and body.
Belief and doubt.
Added Author Waldman, Mark Robert.
Added Title Uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth
ISBN 0743274970