Friday, September 19, 2008

Neuroscience and political campaigns

In June, Sandra and I wrote an article about how lies live and grow in the brain - and how we can be manipulated by other people into having false beliefs. At the time there were a few examples in Presidential politics: rumors about Senator Barack Obama's religion, or about Senator John McCain fathering a mixed-race child.

Saturday I spoke to an audience on the subject of how to prevent false belief formation. The slides I showed can be downloaded as PowerPoint and PDF. The image mentioned in the talk is available as a PDF.

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