Skepticism

When the Alarm Sounds

Imagine you are at work. You are sitting at your desk, engrossed in a task. Suddenly the fire alarm goes off. What would you do? Most of us reading this probably think we’d immediately get [...]

Cognitive Dissonance at Work

Knowing how cognitive dissonance works is the key to understanding why the human brain is so really bad at responding to ideas that conflict with a person’s core beliefs, regardless of how nonsensical they [...]

Cyberscams – Undue Influence Online

Online scams have been around almost as long as the Internet itself: indeed, some of the scams floating around the net today are 21st century versions of much older frauds. While some scams – such [...]

Video – Liminal Thinking and the Elephant

This light-hearted whiteboard animation discusses liminal thinking - the part of our reasoning which happens just below the threshold of conscious thought. This phenomenon is demonstrated with the classic tale of the blind men and the elephant: one [...]

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