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Why we believe what we believe : our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth

Author: Andrew B Newberg; Mark Robert Waldman
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This scientific exploration illustrates how man is biologically driven to create and maintain a system of beliefs."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B Newberg; Mark Robert Waldman
ISBN: 0743274970 9780743274975
OCLC Number: 224859531
Description: vii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. 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 --
PART II. 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 --
PART III. SPIRITUAL BELIEFS AND THE BRAIN --
Nuns, Buddhists, and the Reality of Spiritual Beliefs --
Speaking in Tongues --
The Atheist Who Prayed to God --
Becoming a Better Believer --
Epilogue: Life, the Universe, and Our "Ultimate" Beliefs.
Responsibility: Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman.
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"This scientific exploration illustrates how man is biologically driven to create and maintain a system of beliefs."--Jacket.

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