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Hood, Bruce M. (Bruce MacFarlane)

Overview
Works: 22 works in 117 publications in 8 languages and 2,551 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Popular works  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
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Most widely held works by Bruce M Hood
Supersense : why we believe in the unbelievable by Bruce M Hood( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neuroscientist identifies a high prevalence of belief in supernatural phenomena and superstition while explaining why people are innately subject to such beliefs, in an account that explores why superstitions promote societal bonding
The self illusion : how the social brain creates identity by Bruce M Hood( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us believe that we are an independent, coherent self--an individual inside our head who thinks, watches, wonders, dreams, and makes plans for the future. This sense of our self may seem incredibly real but a wealth of recent scientific evidence reveals that it is not what it seems--it is all an illusion. In The Self Illusion, Bruce Hood reveals how the self emerges during childhood and how the architecture of the developing brain enables us to become social animals dependent on each other. Humans spend proportionally the greatest amount of time in childhood compared to any other animal
The origins of object knowledge( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Origins of Object Knowledge' presents the most up-to-date research into how the developing human mind understands the world of objects and their properties. It presents some of the best findings from leading research groups in the field of object representation from the perspective of developmental and comparative psychology
The self illusion : why there is no 'you' inside your head by Bruce M Hood( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body - the 'me' inside me - is compelling and inescapable. This is how we interact as a social animal and judge each other's actions and deeds. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances. Rather than a single entity, the self is really a constellation of mechanisms and experiences that create the illu
Supersense : from superstition to religion - the brain science of belief by Bruce M Hood( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are born with brains designed to make sense of the world and that need for an explanation can lead to beliefs that go beyond reason. This book weaves an account of our 'supersense' that navigates a path through brain science, child development, popular culture, mental illness and the paranormal
The science of superstition : how the developing brain creates supernatural beliefs by Bruce M Hood( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McEnroe notoriously refused to step on the white lines of a tennis court between points. Wade Boggs insisted on eating a chicken dinner before every Boston Red Sox game. Presidential candidate Barak Obama played a game of basketball the morning of his victory in the Iowa primary, and continued the tradition the day of every following primary. Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Sentimental value often supersedes material worth. If someone offered to replace your childhood teddy bear or wedding ring with a brand new, exact replica, would you do it? How about $20 for trying on a sweater owned by Jeffrey Dahmer? Do you believe in an afterlife? Innate belief in things beyond what's rational or natural are common to humans. In fact, according to cognitive scientist Bruce Hood, this "super sense" is something we're born with and essential to the way we learn to understand the world. We couldn't live without it! Therefore it is unlikely that any effort to get rid of supernatural beliefs, or the superstitious behaviors that accompany them, will be successful. Moreover, these beliefs are essential in binding us together as a society. We are inclined from the start to think that there are unseen patterns, forces and essences inhabiting the world. (Creative types rely upon this ability to see patterns in the world.) This way of thinking is unavoidable, and it may be part of human nature to see ourselves connected to each other at this deeper level
Breath of Life - Our Future, Our Planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
SuperSense : why we believe in the unbelievable by Bruce M Hood( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hood offers an exploration of the forces that shape people's beliefs in the irrational--and also a compelling look at how these beliefs bind humans together in society
Psychology by Daniel L Schacter( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introductory psychology textbook focuses on 'mind bugs' - foibles of the mind that are intrinsically fascinating and provide fundamental insights into how the mind works. It outlines the most essential research in psychology and neuroscience
The domesticated brain by Bruce M Hood( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour? This book deals with these questions
The self illusion : why there is no 'you' inside your head by Bruce M Hood( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body - the 'me' inside me - is compelling and inescapable
Übernatürlich? natürlich! : warum wir an das Unglaubliche glauben by Bruce M Hood( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The supernatural sense : a scientist explains why we believe in intuition, superstitions, and God by Bruce M Hood( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The majority of the world's population is religious or believes in supernatural phenomena. In the United States, nine out of every ten adults believe in God, and a recent Gallup poll found that about three out of four Americans believe in some form of telepathy, deja vu, ghosts, or past lives. Where does such supernatural thinking come from? Are we indoctrinated by our parents, churches, and media, or do such beliefs originate somewhere else? In SuperSense, award-winning cognitive scientist Bruce M. Hood reveals the science behind our beliefs in the supernatural."--Jacket
Who do you think you are? by Bruce M Hood( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body - the 'me' inside me - is compelling and inescapable
The domesticated brain by Bruce M Hood( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour? Bruce Hood is an award-winning psychologist who has taught at Cambridge and Harvard universities and is currently Director of the Cognitive Development Centre at the University of Bristol. He delivered the Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures in 2011 and is the author of The Self Illusion and Supersense, described by New Scientist as 'important, crystal clear and utterly engaging'
PSYCHOLOGY : second european edition by Bruce M Hood( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Szósty zmysł : niewiarygodne, a prawdziwe by Bruce M Hood( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le peuple des ténèbres( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Development of visual selective attention in the human infant by Bruce M Hood( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's in your head( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The brain is constantly being bombarded with information, so how does it decide what to trust and what to ignore, without the person even being aware of it? Professor Bruce Hood gives the second of this year's Christmas Lectures - testing the limits of the memory, finding out how humans learn, how the brain takes shortcuts and why multitasking can be dangerous. Bruce makes people say the wrong thing and fail to see what is right in front of them. Can one really believe one's eyes? Possibly not
 
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Supersense : why we believe in the unbelievable The supernatural sense : a scientist explains why we believe in intuition, superstitions, and God
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The origins of object knowledgeSupersense : from superstition to religion - the brain science of beliefThe science of superstition : how the developing brain creates supernatural beliefsÜbernatürlich? natürlich! : warum wir an das Unglaubliche glaubenThe supernatural sense : a scientist explains why we believe in intuition, superstitions, and God
Alternative Names
Bruce Hood Canadees psycholoog

Bruce Hood experimental psychologist

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Hood, Bruce M.

Hood, Bruce MacFarlane

Худ, Брюс

بروس هود

후드, 브루스

フード, ブルース・M

布魯斯·胡德

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