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Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems

Cognitive Science of Religion and Belief Systems

This textbook shows how human minds work, focusing on the neuroscience, physiology, cognitive and evolutionary psychology humans use to form their beliefs and belief systems, both religious and non-religious. Topics include the nature, causes and meaning of mystical experiences, Eastern versus Western psychology, brain hemispheres and different ways of processing sensory information, cognitive and evolutionary reasons behind the belief in and conceptions of gods, the epistemological problems caused by symbolic language, the influence of sensory abilities, and the potential influence of artificial intelligence, medicine and technology. NOTE:  This is a BookBoon publication and you have to provide your email address to access it. The book is free for students, but all others only get it free... Show More
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