Why Do We Believe in the Unbelievable: The Science of Supernatural Belief
Why do so many people believe in supernatural phenomena? Is it something we grow up with? Do TV shows and movies about paranormal activity feed our desire to believe? Culture plays a role in transmitting beliefs, but new research says that we are predisposed to form beliefs when we are young, and that this forms the basis for supernatural thinking when we are adults. Dr. Hood will examine the evidence for this idea, and demonstrate that even rational adults can hold supernatural beliefs that they themselves may not recognize.