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Name Professor Bruce Hood
Job title Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society
Department School of Experimental Psychology University of Bristol
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Qualifications MA, MPhil(Dund), PhD(Cantab)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies British Psychological Society, Experimental Psychology Society and the American Psychology Association.
Keywords cognitive development
supernatural beliefs
spatial representation
naïve theories
face processing
gaze processing
Areas of expertise I am interested in cognitive development from a neuroscience perspective. My research interests include; face and gaze processing; inhibitory control of thoughts and actions; Spatial representation and action; naïve theories; The origin of adult magical reasoning from children’s natural intuitions.

Many of my current interests in the origins of supernatural beliefs are contained in my forthcoming book, “SuperSense: Why We Believe the Unbelievable” which is to be published in April 2009 by HarperOne.