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Why is 13 an Unlucky Number?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It's 12/13/13 - and it's a Friday. Are you scared? In this segment from earlier this year (on 1/3/13), psychologist Bruce Hood tells Brian Lehrer why people are so superstitious about the number thirteen. Did you know the Savoy Hotel in London keeps a wooden cat on hand just in case thirteen people show up for dinner?

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Superstitious by Nature

Monday, April 06, 2009

Bruce Hood, director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the experimental psychology department at the University of Bristol and author of SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable, says our brains are wired to believe in the supernatural. Bruce Hood will be ...

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Mind Over Matter

Monday, April 06, 2009

The cornerstone of the Obama campaign was change. But transforming the country begins one mind at a time. Time Magazine’s Michael Grunwald talks about the White House’s use of behavioral science. And: most Americans believe in the supernatural. But why? Cognitive scientist Bruce Hood says that “super sense” is critical ...