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Five Ways to Lie with Charts - Issue 19: Illusions - Nautilus

Five Ways to Lie with Charts - Issue 19: Illusions - Nautilus | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A chart’s purpose is usually to help you properly interpret data. But sometimes, it does just the opposite. In the right (or wrong)…
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This site shows five data display tricks that can lead to misdirection and downright fraud in the presentation of that data.

These tricks are worth looking out for and are well explained in the text.

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Why spotting a liar is harder than you think

Why spotting a liar is harder than you think   We live in a world blighted by crime, deception and fraud.
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Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: your modular mind - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: your modular mind - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Why do we so often deceive ourselves, believe one thing and yet do another, and fail to exercise self control when we know better? Acclaimed evolutionary psychologist Robert Kurzban argues we need to be more forgiving of ourselves.
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The Big Lie

The Big Lie | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Can you spot a liar?
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Lots of articles about lying and deception.

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Study Shows How the Brain Responds to Deceptive Advertising

Study Shows How the Brain Responds to Deceptive Advertising | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising, according to new research conducted by a North Carolina State University professor.
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