Episode Description

Fact vs. Fiction

We trust our brains to decide what is true or false every day; whether it something we see on TV, read on the internet, or hear from a friend. Most of the time we generally think we get things right; but the truth might be different. It seems most of us are not as good as we think when it comes to separating fact from fiction. From the Loch Ness monster, to the Moon Landing, and even alien life on Mars: a good story can make us believe almost anything. In this episode, we'll explore how our brains separate fact from fiction. Using a combination of magic tricks, psychological experiments, and stories from history, we'll learn how and why our brain gets it wrong, and learn a few tricks to help you better separate fact from fiction in your daily life.

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