The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories

Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Psychologists are beginning to unravel the mystery behind this brand of American political paranoia.
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What are the odds that you believe in a weird theory - simple: if you believe in other weird theories. then the chances are high.

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Cognitive Dissonance — PsyBlog

Cognitive Dissonance — PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A classic 1959 social psychology experiment demonstrates how and why we lie to ourselves. Understanding this experiment sheds a brilliant light on the dark world of our inner motivations.
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Tom Bundick, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 5, 2014 7:59 AM

Great description of cognitive dissonance and the mental contortions we all undertake to resolve it. 

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A professional athlete's equipment is positively contagious

A professional athlete's equipment is positively contagious | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: The belief that one is using a professional golfer's putter can improve golfing performance...
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