Category Archives: Psych/Brain stuffs
Mike Shermer explains some factors of human psychology that lead to belief in gods and religion. A researcher with over 30 years of work in the science of human belief under his belt, you may agree or not on the God question, but the factors he discusses here can be applied to many other areas of human belief as well, including politics, economic doctrines and other ideologies, and belief in the paranormal.
Even our clearest memories can be complete fiction, even the best, sanest and smartest of us are subject to memory fallacies. Elizabeth Loftus talks on how the model of memory as a faithful recording of events is severely misguided.