gin & kerosene (ugly_boy) wrote in neurotheology,
gin & kerosene

More on superstition, lack of control

Last week on NPR's Science Friday host Ira Flatow did a more in-depth interview, with a few listener call-ins, with one of the researchers behind the study showing which "indicates that in situations in which a person is not in control, they're more likely to spot patterns where none exist, see illusions, and believe in conspiracy theories." You can listen to it on the web here or click here to launch iTunes for a free download of the podcast. This story gives a little more detail than the one posted last week. It's about 17 minutes long. I recommend the podcast for general science news of interest.
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