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  • The Self Illusion: Why There Is No

    The Self Illusion: Why There Is No "You" Inside Your Head

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Bruce Hood
    • Narrated By Bruce Hood
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    The Self Illusion provides a fascinating examination of how the latest science shows that our individual concept of a self is in fact an illusion. 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 is compelling and inescapable. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances.

    David says: "Disappointing"
  • SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable | Bruce M. Hood

    SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bruce M. Hood
    • Narrated By Kerin McCue
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    Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre at the University of Bristol, Bruce M. Hood has been a research fellow at Cambridge, a visiting scientist at MIT, and a professor at Harvard. SuperSense is a fascinating 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.

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