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The powerful role of magical beliefs in our everyday thinking

15 mins | Aug 3, 2022
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New research on magical thinking challenges many traditional views of cognition. The idea that you would believe something that you know to be impossible is only one of our mind's strange and counterintuitive properties. Gustav Kuhn reflects on why magical thinking is deeply ingrained in our daily thoughts and behaviours, and supernatural and scientific beliefs can happily coexist inside our minds.