The Believing Brain: From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions - how we Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. [Audiobook] download free by Michael Shermer

The Believing Brain: From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions - how we Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. Audiobook download free by Michael Shermer
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  • Author: Michael Shermer
  • Release date: 2012/9/24
  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781780335292
  • Rating: 8.89 of 10
  • Votes: 559
  • Review by: Everly Crowell
  • Review rating: 9.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/20
  • Duration: 5H51M36S in 256 kbps (92.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-01
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  • Total pages original book: 464
  • Includes a PDF summary of 50 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 38M30S (10 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that flow in through the senses, the brain naturally looks for and finds patterns - and then infuses those patterns with meaning, forming beliefs. Once beliefs are formed, our brains subconsciously seek out confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which accelerates the process of reinforcing them, and round and round the process goes in a positive-feedback loop.In The Believing Brain, Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates, from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. Ultimately, he demonstrates why science is the best tool ever devised to determine whether or not our belief matches reality.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Popular Science, Popular Beliefs & Controversial Knowledge
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.99 USD
  • Dimensions: 133x198x30mm
  • Weight: 380g
  • Printed by: Robinson
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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