For the first time, neuroscientists were able to observe how individual neurons paint a rich and detailed representation of others’ beliefs, including whether they were true or not.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~5 min
Few white evangelicals in the U.S. say they believe in human-made climate change. This strand of science denial seems to have as much to do with conservative politics as the Bible's teachings.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~10 min
Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min
Even young children have a nuanced way of evaluating who's real or pretend. The study asked them about figures like Santa, Elsa, and The Wiggles.
June 23, 2020 • ~4 min