Episode 15: “The Backfire Effect,” Fake News, Russian Bots, & What Russia Wants

Episode 15: “The Backfire Effect,” Fake News, Russian Bots, & What Russia Wants

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We’re talking about Russia today—but first, your hosts talk about a webcomic from The Oatmeal about the Backfire Effect, a psychological phenomenon that tracks the ways in which our brains respond to ideas that challenge our most fundamental ideological suppositions. Studies conducted at the University of Southern California suggest that, when we are faced with such ideas and challenges, our amygdalae fire up and put us in a state of fight or flight—such a phenomenon presents obvious, real ... See More

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