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Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. A new review of scientific research explores the reasons why. ... More>

What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem

Can a Brain Scan Tell What You’re Thinking?

Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving. ... More>

How We Explain Things Shapes What We Think Is Right

Explaining why people give roses for Valentine’s Day in terms of inherent traits (roses are pretty) instead of context (advertisers promote roses) predisposes us to assume the practice is good. ... More>