Heuristics and tricking the brain

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Clip from Brain Games  |  Season 6  |  Episode 2  |  Nat Geo  |  January 28, 2020

This clip from Brain Games shows how we are influenced to more quickly believe a news headline with a picture than one that contains just text. Our brains take a shortcut to reach conclusions more quickly, this is known as heuristics. How can this be advantageous in life? Then think of some examples where it might be less so.

This clip from Brain Games shows how we are influenced to more quickly believe a news headline with a picture than one that contains just text. Our brains take a shortcut to reach conclusions more quickly, this is known as heuristics. How can this be advantageous in life? Then think of some examples where it might be less so.

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