Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Evolution, religion, schizophrenia, and the schizotypal personality

Stanford neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky giving a lecture on the evolution of schizophrenia, and how schizotypal personality and its associated "metamagical thinking" may be adaptive, and a source or driver for religious belief in a community.

(Via boingboing.)

1 comment:

Brad said...

I love this type of discussion. There does seem to be a touch of post-hoc assumptions, but assumptions that have a large volume of rational support compared to any alternative I can think of.