The bad ideas our brains can't shake
Why it's so hard to process new COVID information. Research shows that the first pieces of information we hear on a new subject become incredibly hard to shake, even if they turn out wrong. This instalment of Galaxy Brain reflects on how this has made people react towards the pandemic and why information can be so sticky. Here, Charlie Warzel relates his findings to argue that institutions need to focus on how people think rather than on what is seen as good or bad.
From Charlie Warzel