Jordan Grafman, Part II: Belief Systems

Premiere DateMay 23, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 Preface
01:55 Jordan Grafman
06:37 Brain Development Over Time
09:22 A World Without Radical Beliefs?
11:34 Future Determined by Debate
13:08 Outro
14:04 The Illusion Dream Machine
17:24 Finish

Jordan Grafman discusses our brain development over time, the possibility of a world without rigid or radical beliefs, and the potential trouble of removing core 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…