The illusory effect and fact checking

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

This clip from Brain Games illustrates our tendency to believe something the more times we hear it. This is called 'the illusory effect' or 'the reiteration effect'. It's important to be aware of this effect so we are more inclined to fact check something even when we have heard it several times. Can you think of an example where this could have a negative effect in real life? Is it possible to ensure you don't fall victim to the 'illusory effect'?

This clip from Brain Games illustrates our tendency to believe something the more times we hear it. This is called 'the illusory effect' or 'the reiteration effect'. It's important to be aware of this effect so we are more inclined to fact check something even when we have heard it several times. Can you think of an example where this could have a negative effect in real life? Is it possible to ensure you don't fall victim to the 'illusory effect'?

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