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Bruce Hood receives grant from the Immortality Project

24 May 2013

The Immortality Project is an initiative that involves scientists, philosophers, and theologians from around the world.

The Immortality Project is an initiative that involves scientists, philosophers, and theologians from around the world. "Human immortality is a broad subject," writes Considine. "It is science and religion. It is futurism and conservatism. It comprises biology, cybernetics, philosophy, theology, cosmology, and quantum physics".

Bruce Hood, in collaboration with Nathalia Gjersoe (Open University) and Paul Bloom (Yale), plan to use the grant from the Templeton Foundation to investigate intuitions about the mind and the body as a foundation for afterlife beliefs. They are just 1 of 10 research teams from the United States and Europe to receive grants totaling $2.4 million in the scientific component of The Immortality Project. The recipients were selected from among 75 proposals, which were reviewed by a panel of seven judges drawn from the disciplines of neuroscience, biological science, philosophy, and psychology.

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