Why We Believe in the Unbelievable
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.18 hours)
Product Number: Z0908
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456108724
Narrator/s: Kerin McCue
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Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre at the University of Bristol, Bruce M. Hood has been a research fellow at Cambridge, a visiting scientist at MIT and a professor at Harvard. SuperSense is a fascinating exploration of the forces that shape people's beliefs in the irrational-and also a compelling look at how these beliefs bind humans together in society.


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Product Number: BX00006227
Product Number:CT165
Product Number:Z0908

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Author(s): Bruce M. Hood
Narrator(s): Kerin McCue
Product Number CT165
Released: Jun 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436180689
Author(s): Bruce M. Hood
Product Number EB00236032
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780061867934

Professional reviews

"Hood, a professor of developmental psychology, explores how the human mind may be "pre-wired" with a "supersense," which he believes shapes our intuitions and superstitions. It's essential to the way we learn to understand the world and bind together as a society. This sense is not super as in "powers and abilities above those of mortal men," but as in "supernatural." Our brains, he says, are physiologically geared to bestowing magical attributes upon natural phenomena. Religion, superstition, and fetishism all stem from this mental quirk, which engenders positive results as well. Hood's prose is more interesting than convincing. For the most part, he writes in clear, accessible language, which narrator Kerin McCue opines earnestly and intelligently in a youthful, listenable voice. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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