For centuries, Christians have viewed Thomas as a scandal of doubt in the midst of the resurrection, rather than realize he isn’t the subject.
Beyond Thomas, doubt, and our simple approaches to faith
Easter 2A | John 20:19-31
When we look at the same picture, do our brains assess the contents of the picture differently?
The short answer is yes. But how interesting is the short answer? Especially when the science had essentially been saying no.
Dr. Richard Nisbett, a psychologist from the University of Michigan has for years studied the connection between culture and cognition. He was looking to see if culture affected the way we perceive the world–not just in the form of bias or experience, but at a cognitive level.
In other words, the question isn’t whether or not we understand a picture differently, it is whether or not we see it differently with our eyes.
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