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Bodies and Souls

Dr. Paul Bloom

Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Yale University, Department of Psychology

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Evidence from developmental psychology suggests that both children and adults see physical entities such as objects (or bodies) as fundamentally distinct from psychological entities such as minds (or souls). We are natural-born dualists. This has profound implications for our mental life, and helps explain certain surprising facts about art, religion, humor, and morality.

Dr. Paul Bloom