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Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, study shows

Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, study shows | IB Psychology resources | Scoop.it
A new study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
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How the brain controls our habits: Neuroscientists identify a brain region that can switch between new and old habits

How the brain controls our habits: Neuroscientists identify a brain region that can switch between new and old habits | IB Psychology resources | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have found that a small region of the brain's prefrontal cortex, where most thought and planning occurs, is responsible for moment-by-moment control of which habits are switched on at a given time.
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Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa: Brain physiology limits simultaneous use of both networks

Empathy represses analytic thought, and vice versa: Brain physiology limits simultaneous use of both networks | IB Psychology resources | Scoop.it
When the brain's analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed, researchers have found.
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