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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (335 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce M. Hood Narrator: Kerin McCue Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre at the University of Bristol, Bruce M. Hood has been a research fellow at Cambridge, a visiting scientist at MIT, and a professor at Harvard. SuperSense is a fascinating exploration of the forces that shape people's beliefs in the irrational - and also a compelling look at how these beliefs bind humans together in society.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Brady | 1/1/2014

    " Hood does a very thorough job explaining the way the human mind is inclined to attribute essence to inanimate objects or intentionality to mindless physical processes. To that end Supersense is about why we believe in one particular sort of unbelievable - our very natural intuition that unseen forces energize the natural world around us. This tendency explains the earliest of religious notions - animism - and the concept of the mind-body duality held by both the conventionally religious and the proponent of new age spiritualism. It is not so broad a book as it might have been, but is the better for having remained focused "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeannette | 12/12/2013

    " I highly recommend this book. A book rich in neuroscience it is reminiscent of Shermer and Pinker. It offers an biological basis for supernatural belief and disbelief, and proves that even skeptics hold some supernatural beliefs. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Meaghan McQuade | 11/28/2013

    " Frankly, this book pissed me off! Scientists seem to forget that science is simply one form of knowledge and that it is merely a lens for reality. Evolutionary theories are certainly valid, but you have to remember that these are made post hoc and cannot be tested in the same way that other scientific theories can. This book does bring up some interesting points about why we are inclined to believe in the supernatural, however, it is important to keep in mind that before gravity was scientifically "proven" to exists, it would have also been considered a supernatural belief! This book pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with science as a discipline. Take it with a grain of salt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jo | 11/13/2013

    " Fascinating book about the source of our superstitions - those irrational things we believe are true, such as that there is someone in the room with us, or someone is watching us, or there simply MUST be angels and other supernatural beings. We all have various irrational beliefs, and this book explains why this is so from a psychological, evolutionary, sociocultural, and biological standpoint. "

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