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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, by Michael Shermer

The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, by Michael Shermer

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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
by Michael Shermer
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Subject
Genre
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
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394824
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Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Belief and doubt
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Cognitive neuroscience
Target audience
adult
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from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths
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The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, by Michael Shermer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
812917
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pages cm
Isbn
9780805091250
Lccn
2010030706
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780805091250
Label
The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, by Michael Shermer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
812917
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805091250
Lccn
2010030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780805091250

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