Jordan Grafman on Fundamentalism

Premiere DateMay 22, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
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00:55 Jordan Grafman
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03:38 Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex
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05:47 Fundamentalism is Learned
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08:52 Examples of Core Beliefs
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10:10 Outro
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10:48 Snow Little Cub
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15:54 Finish
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Jordan Grafman joins the show to discuss his recent study in Neuropsychologia exploring the biological reasons for religious fundamentalism and other deeply held beliefs.

Jordan Grafman, Ph.D. is a professor at Northwestern University and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). He’s also the co-author of “Biological and cognitive underpinnings of religious fundamentalism,” recently published in Neuropsychologia.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…

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