The Believing Brain
From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies--how We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as TruthsBook - 2011
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.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, c2011
Branch Call Number: 153.4 Shermer 2011
Characteristics: xii, 385 p. : ill. ; 25 cm