The Building Blocks of Human Experience website springs out of collaborations in the Religion, Experience, and Mind Lab Group at UC Santa Barbara. Copyright to all textual content belongs to Ann Taves and Egil Asprem, unless stated otherwise. The content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-SA 3.0). This means that you are free to copy, redistribute, remix, transform, and build upon this material provided that you reference and acknowledge our original work.

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  • Asprem, Egil, and Ann Taves. YEAR. “NAME OF ENTRY”. Building Blocks of Human Experience Website. <Entry URL> (Date the entry was accessed).


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