Researchers proposed four criteria to understand and investigate animal belief systems. Findings suggest flexible behavior caused by belief is exhibited in the behavior of rats, chimpanzees, and dogs.
Despite all of the public health warnings, many people are still ignoring instructions to socially distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many influential people are downplaying the severity of the virus, and convincing others that coronavirus is not as serious as health professionals would have us believe. In light of this, researchers discuss why some people stick to their beliefs and act with skepticism, despite overwhelming contradictory evidence.
Study suggests those who feel in awe of scientific discoveries are more likely to believe in a god, while those who are more inclined to logical thinking were less likely to believe in a deity.
Delusional thinking is associated with slower alterations in personal belief, a new study reports. People who suffer more delusions also tend to seek out more information prior to making a guess, contradiction previous findings that those with psychosis are more prone to 'jump to conclusions'.
Researchers explore consciousness and argue our conscious processes may be formed by efficient non-conscious brain systems.
Researchers say memes may seem harmless, but they have the potential to spread damaging messages. A new study found memes that spread prejudiced messages are more likely to be believed if they are paired with endorsements from like-minded people.