Single neurons linked to social reasoning identified for first time

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.

Anita Slomski • harvard
Jan. 27, 2021 ~5 min

Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians' climate change denial

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.

Adrian Bardon, Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University • conversation
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.'

Adrian Bardon, Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~9 min

Even little kids can rank who seems real or pretend

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.

U. Queensland • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

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