Bruce Hood

University of Bristol — Bristol, England

Bruce Hood is Director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre in the University of Bristol in England where he has held a chair in developmental psychology since 1999. He took his first degree in psychology at Dundee University in 1984 and a Ph.D. on the development of visual attention in the human infant at Cambridge University in 1991. 

He was a Medical Research Council visiting scientist at MIT from 1994-1995 and was an associate professor of psychology at Harvard
(1995-1999) until his return to the UK. Bruce’s research began with low-level vision in infants and he has progressively worked his way up the nervous system from sensation, to perception, to cognition and now he finally works on supernatural beliefs in adults. In addition to his research and teaching, Bruce spends a significant amount of time giving public lectures and interviews for national and international radio and newspaper. SuperSense: From Superstition to Religion - the Brain Science of Belief is his first book for the general public published in eight countries in 2009.

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