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Is belief superiority justified by superior knowledge?

“• People expressing belief superiority claim enhanced knowledge on that topic. […] • Despite perceiving themselves as more knowledgeable, knowledge assessments revealed that the belief superior exhibited the greatest gaps between their perceived and actual knowledge. […] • Specifically, when belief … Continue reading

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Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are facts

“Now a team led by Michael Gilead at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev report in Social Psychological and Personality Science that they have found evidence of rapid and involuntarily mental processes that kick-in whenever we encounter opinions we agree with, […]” “The key … Continue reading

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Amazing video about the strange powers of placebos

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