If people who experience near-death experiences have less fear of death, could an out-of-body experience through virtual simulation lead to the same result?
Recently my 5-year-old daughter saw E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the first time. It was, when I too was 5, the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I remembered the trail of Reese’s Pieces, the convenient Halloween costumes, the epic bike chase, and the tear-jerking glowing-finger ending when (spoiler alert) E.T. boards the ship […]
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According to the renowned evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar, communities that formed around shared religious beliefs and practices, with stronger social bonding as a result, were more likely to survive and grow.
A few years ago, psychologists William Gervais and Ara Norenzayan published one of those eye-catching, headline-grabbing articles that can make an academic career. Specifically, they found that analytical thinking suppressed belief in God. This interesting effect held steady both for “trait” cognitive style (how analytically minded people are in their day-to-day lives) and for “state” cognitive style […]