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The neuroscience of belief. Lecture 2 of 24 / Steven Novella.

Novella, Steven. (Author). Novella, Steven. (Added Author). Read by Steven Novella. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2012.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Read by Steven Novella.
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This Lecture: Our brains are hardwired to believe in something. What is the neuroscience that drives this desire? What are the reasons behind the specific things you believe in? How can you use this understanding to mitigate the effects of your need to believe on your critical thinking skills? Find out the answers here. The Course: Become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. These 24 rewarding lectures immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By immersing yourself in the science of critical thinking, and by learning how to think about thinking, you'll gain concrete lessons for doing so more critically, more intelligently, and more successfully than before. All Lectures: 1. The Necessity of Thinking about Thinking 2. The Neuroscience of Belief 3. Errors of Perception 4. Flaws and Fabrications of Memory 5. Pattern Recognition-Seeing What's Not There 6. Our Constructed Reality 7. The Structure and Purpose of Argument 8. Logic and Logical Fallacies 9. Heuristics and Cognitive Biases 10. Poor at Probability-Our Innate Innumeracy 11. Toward Better Estimates of What's Probable 12. Culture and Mass Delusions 13. Philosophy and Presuppositions of Science 14. Science and the Supernatural 15. Varieties and Quality of Scientific Evidence 16. Great Scientific Blunders 17. Science versus Pseudoscience 18. The Many Kinds of Pseudoscience 19. The Trap of Grand Conspiracy Thinking 20. Denialism-Rejecting Science and History 21. Marketing, Scams, and Urban Legends 22. Science, Media, and Democracy 23. Experts and Scientific Consensus 24. Critical Thinking and Science in Your Life
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Science & Technology.

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