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Recent Blog Posts From Mind In The Machine
How Religious Fundamentalism Hijacks the Brain
If we want to inoculate society against the harms of fundamentalist ideologies, we must start thinking about how they function in the brain.
Understanding the Racist Brain
Racism is a complex and persistent bias, but we are beginning to understand the phenomenon on a psychological and neural level.
Anger Exacerbates Political Bias
America is angry. New research suggests that the emotion is biasing our political reasoning and further polarizing America—which benefits President Trump.
Trump Is Gaslighting America Again — Here’s How to Fight It
Gaslighting refers to a type of psychological manipulation used to get people to question their direct experience of reality. It's also one of the President's favorite techniques.
The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump's Support
The Dunning-Kruger effect refers to a bias in which people with little knowledge in an area believe they have superior knowledge. New research suggests this is affecting politics.