Coverart for item
The Resource The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer

The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer

Label
The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths
Title
The believing brain
Title remainder
from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths
Statement of responsibility
Michael Shermer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shermer, Michael
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF773
LC item number
.S54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belief and doubt
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Belief and doubt
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Glaube
  • Religionspsychologie
  • Glaube
  • Religionspsychologie
  • Belief and doubt
  • Theory of knowledge
  • Cognitive styles
  • Belief and doubt
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Cognitive neuroscience
Label
The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Mr. D'Arpino's dilemma -- Dr. Collins's conversion -- A skeptic's journey -- Patternicity -- Agenticity -- The believing neuron -- Belief in the afterlife -- Belief in god -- Belief in aliens -- Belief in conspiracies -- Politics of belief -- Confirmations of belief -- Geographies of belief -- Cosmologies of belief -- Epilogue: the truth is out there
Control code
ocn650019996
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780805091250
Lccn
2010030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o650019996
  • (OCoLC)650019996
Label
The believing brain : from ghosts and gods to politics and conspiracies--how we construct beliefs and reinforce them as truths, Michael Shermer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Mr. D'Arpino's dilemma -- Dr. Collins's conversion -- A skeptic's journey -- Patternicity -- Agenticity -- The believing neuron -- Belief in the afterlife -- Belief in god -- Belief in aliens -- Belief in conspiracies -- Politics of belief -- Confirmations of belief -- Geographies of belief -- Cosmologies of belief -- Epilogue: the truth is out there
Control code
ocn650019996
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 385 pages
Isbn
9780805091250
Lccn
2010030706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o650019996
  • (OCoLC)650019996

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Aurora Downtown CampusBorrow it
      1st Floor 18 S. River St., Aurora, IL, 60506-4178, US
      41.7587304 -88.3172925
    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...