Common Brain Mechanisms Underlie Supernatural Perceptions. [Scientific American] Belief in the paranormal arises from the same brain mechanisms that shape most human thought. You may have never personally caught sight of Jesus Christ’s face in a potato chip, but you have likely succumbed to an equally improbable belief at some point in your life. Many people claim that ghosts exist or that their dreams can predict the future. Some individuals even think they have seen the face of the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich and Mother Teresa in a cinnamon bun.
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