Believing: The Neuroscience of Fantasies, Fears, and Convictions by Professor of Psychiatry and Member of the Brain Research Institute Michael McGuire (Paperback / softback, 2013)
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- DescriptionA new book about brain chemistry, neural systems, and the formation of beliefs from the scientist who brought to light serotonin's many crucial roles in human behavior. Beliefs: What are they? How have evolution and culture led to a brain that is seemingly committed to near endless belief creation? And once established, why are most beliefs so difficult to change? Believing offers answers to these questions from the perspective of a leading neuroscientist and expert in brain-behavior research. Combining personal anecdotes and the latest research, Dr. McGuire takes the vel approach of focusing on the central and critical role of brain systems and the ways in which they interact with the environment to create and maintain beliefs. This approach yields some surprising and counterintuitive conclusions: - The brain is designed for belief creation and acceptance. - It is biased in favor of its own beliefs and is highly insensitive to disconfirming evidence. - It prefers beliefs that are pleasurable and rewarding to those that are unfavorable. - Beliefs are afterthoughts of unperceived brain activities; they don't cause behavior. - Our consciousness has minimal influence on the neural systems that create beliefs. Based on these observations, McGuire concludes that for the foreseeable future people will continue to hold a multitude of beliefs, many of them intransigent.
- Author BiographyMichael McGuire, MD (Cottonwood, CA), is professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the coauthor of God's Brain (with Lionel Tiger), Darwinian Psychiatry (with A. Troisi), and ten other books. His distinguished academic career includes positions at Harvard Medical School, University of California Medical School, director of UCLA's non-human primate research facility for twenty years, and director of the Gruter Institute of Law and Behavior.
- Author(s)Professor of Psychiatry and Member of the Brain Research Institute Michael McGuire
- PublisherPrometheus Books
- Date of Publication10/09/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrometheus Books
- Weight295 g
- Width154 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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