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The Resource Why we believe what we believe : uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth, Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman

Why we believe what we believe : uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth, Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman

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Why we believe what we believe : uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth
Title
Why we believe what we believe
Title remainder
uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman
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Language
eng
Summary
Do you remember events differently from how they really happened? Where do your superstitions come from? How do morals evolve? Why are some people religious and others nonreligious? Everyone has thoughts and questions like these, and now psychologists Newberg and Waldman show, for the first time, how our complex views emerge from the neural activities of the brain. Bridging science, psychology, and religion, they demonstrate, in simple terminology, how the brain perceives reality and transforms it into an extraordinary range of personal, ethical, and creative premises that we use to build meaning, value, spirituality, and truth into our lives. Supported by groundbreaking research, including brain scans of people as they pray, meditate, and even speak in tongues, Newberg and Waldman propose a new model for how deep convictions emerge and influence our lives. Using personal stories, moral paradoxes, and optical illusions, the authors demonstrate how our brains construct our fondest assumptions about reality.--From publisher description
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DLC
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1966-
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Newberg, Andrew B.
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL53
LC item number
.N49 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Waldman, Mark Robert
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  • Psychology, Religious
  • Brain
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Why we believe what we believe : uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth, Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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 belief 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 "ultimare" beliefs
Control code
69734672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780743274975
Lccn
2006048274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743274975
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)69734672
Label
Why we believe what we believe : uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth, Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-307) 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
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 belief 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 "ultimare" beliefs
Control code
69734672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780743274975
Lccn
2006048274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743274975
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)69734672

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