Human Belief in Soul is ‘Innate’, Say Scientists

in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deborah Kelemen, International Business Times, Natalie Emmons, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU
February 2nd, 2014

International Business Times (UK)
Deborah Kelemen, College of Arts & Sciences
Natalie Emmons, College of Arts & Sciences

We are born with a predisposition to believe in an immortal soul, according to a recent scientific study…

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Kelemen

“This work shows that it’s possible for science to study religious belief. At the same time, it helps us understand some universal aspects of human cognition and the structure of the mind.”

Emmons

“I study these things for a living but even find myself defaulting to them. I know that my mind is a product of my brain but I still like to think of myself as something independent of my body.”

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