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Why do our brains believe lies?

By Richard Sima

03 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Many of the decisions we make depend on accurate information; however, our psychological biases and predispositions make us vulnerable to falsehoods - Washington Post explain why.

It's been an election cycle packed with misinformation and conspiracy theories. So why do so many people believe the lies?

Blame the brain.

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