Six cognitive functions (abstractive, quantitative, cause-and-effect, dualistic-oppositional, reductionist, holistic) work in conjunction with many other neural processes to create one’s belief systems. Some beliefs have strong emotional value and are deeply embedded in memory. Other beliefs elicit only mild responses and may never reach consciousness. (Newberg, Andrew, MD and Mark Robert Waldman. Why We Believe What We Believe. P 95-97. NY: Free Press, 2006)