Posted by: R. Douglas Fields | April 27, 2012

Belief

Belief is a fascinating and difficult subject of study for neuroscientists, psychologists, and theologians.  A study published in the journal Science today (April 27, 2012) provides new understanding of the different cognitive strategies the mind uses in forming religious beliefs.  The study finds that analytic thinking increases religious disbelief and that intuitive thinkers are more likely to believe in religion.  Theologians, however, are not surprised or concerned by the findings. 

See my article in the Huffington Post Science Section:

Logic Quashes Religious Belief, New Study Finds

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-douglas-fields/logic-quashes-religious-b_b_1455683.html

 

Answering a riddle can gauge whether or not you believe in religion and reveal what cognitive strategy you tend to use to form your beliefs. 

See my article on Psychology Today

Religion and Reason

  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-new-brain/201204/religion-and-reason

 

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