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Supersense : From Superstition to Religion - The Brain Science of Belief.

Author: Bruce Hood
Publisher: London : Constable & Robinson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is it that Tony Blair always wore the same pair of shoes when answering Prime Minister's Questions? That John McEnroe notoriously refused to step on the white lines of a tennis court between points? And that President-elect Barack Obama played a game of basketball the morning of his victory in the Iowa primary, and continued the tradition the day of every following primary? Superstitious habits are common. Do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hood, Bruce.
Supersense : From Superstition to Religion - The Brain Science of Belief.
London : Constable & Robinson, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Hood
ISBN: 9781849012461 1849012466
OCLC Number: 784882080
Description: 1 online resource (451 pages)
Contents: Cover; Author biography; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Begin reading; Acknowledgements; Source Notes; Index.

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Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Combining insight with example, this title weaves a  Read more...

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Marvelous ... chock full of real-world examples reinforced by experimental research, Hood builds a theoretical model to explain how the mind comes to sense that there is something beyond the natural Read more...

 
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