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When minds migrate: conceptualizing spirit possession

Abstract:

To investigate possible cognitive factors influencing the cross-cultural incidence of spirit possession concepts and to develop a more refined understanding of the precise contours of 'intuitive mind-body dualism' (Bloom, 2004), two studies were conducted that explored adults’ intuitions about the relationship between minds and bodies. Specifically, the studies explored how participants reason about the effects of a hypothetical mind-migration across a range of behaviours. Both studies used h...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1163/156770908X289198

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology and Mind,Centre for
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Anthropology and Mind,Centre for
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Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Cognition and Culture Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
23-48
Publication date:
2008
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EISSN:
1568-5373
ISSN:
1567-7095
URN:
uuid:36a65ae3-0187-402b-87ff-b8f80ea3351f
Local pid:
ora:3098

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