February 8, 2022

EP. 251 — Why Do We Fall For Fake News? with Dr. Nadia Brashier

Have you ever read a headline that seems just plausible enough—when you realize it’s fake? This week, Dr. Nadia Brashier joins Jonathan to discuss how our brains process misinformation, why even one exposure to a falsehood can increase our odds of believing it, and what we can do to debunk fake news.

Dr. Nadia Brashier is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. She studies why people fall for fake news and how we can intervene. You can follow Dr. Brashier on Twitter @nadiabrashier and read more about her research at nadiabrashier.com.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Dr. Nadia Brashier JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Professor Nadia Brashier, where I ask her: How can we check ourselves with fake news? Welcome to Getting Curious, this is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited for this, a very important episode I’m going to introduce to you, our stunning guest, Nadia Brashier, who is an assistant professor in psychological sciences at Purdue University. She recently completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. She studies why and how young and older adults fall for fake news and misinformation. Nadia, thank you so much for coming on today and sharing your expertise, your knowledge, your time. I literally have chills from your resume, and I’m so excited to ask you questions ab

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