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The Mind PossessedThe Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition$
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Emma E. A. Cohen

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195323351

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001

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 Observing Possession

 Observing Possession

(p.129) 7 Observing Possession
The Mind Possessed

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Chapter 7 addresses the social cognition of possession activities. Some researchers have noted that possession observation is often characterised by ambiguity, contradiction, and inconsistency. This is the first attempt to explain why using established and recent hypotheses and data from social psychology (on social perception processes and biases) and neuroscience together with observations and interview data from the field.

Keywords:   social cognition, possession observation, perception biases, neuroscience

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