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Weinberger, Adam B.
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Gallagher, Natalie M.
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Warren, Zachary J.
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English, Gwendolyn A.
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Moghaddam, Fathali M.
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Green, Adam E.
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2020-09-14T07:09:55Z
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2020-09-14T02:48:22Z
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2020-09-14T07:09:55Z
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2020
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2041-1723
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10.1038/s41467-020-18362-3
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/440190
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10.3929/ethz-b-000440190
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Most humans believe in a god, but many do not. Differences in belief have profound societal impacts. Anthropological accounts implicate bottom-up perceptual processes in shaping religious belief, suggesting that individual differences in these processes may help explain variation in belief. Here, in findings replicated across socio-religiously disparate samples studied in the U.S. and Afghanistan, implicit learning of patterns/order within visuospatial sequences (IL-pat) in a strongly bottom-up paradigm predict 1) stronger belief in an intervening/ordering god, and 2) increased strength-of-belief from childhood to adulthood, controlling for explicit learning and parental belief. Consistent with research implicating IL-pat as a basis of intuition, and intuition as a basis of belief, mediation models support a hypothesized effect pathway whereby IL-pat leads to intuitions of order which, in turn, lead to belief in ordering gods. The universality and variability of human IL-pat may thus contribute to the global presence and variability of religious belief.
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Nature
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Implicit pattern learning predicts individual differences in belief in God in the United States and Afghanistan
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
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2020-09-09
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Nature Communications
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11
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1
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Nat Commun
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4503
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12 p.
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London
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02140 - Dep. Inf.technologie und Elektrotechnik / Dep. of Inform.Technol. Electrical Eng.::02533 - Institut für Neuroinformatik / Institute of Neuroinformatics::09474 - Yanik, Mehmet Fatih / Yanik, Mehmet Fatih
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02140 - Dep. Inf.technologie und Elektrotechnik / Dep. of Inform.Technol. Electrical Eng.::02533 - Institut für Neuroinformatik / Institute of Neuroinformatics::09474 - Yanik, Mehmet Fatih / Yanik, Mehmet Fatih
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