Tag: cognitive anthropology

Vaccine hesitancy is not correlated with social media penetration at country-level in Europe

Alberto Acerbi , June 20th, 2019

The Wellcome Trust has recently (yesterday) released the 2018 Global Monitor, a 140,000 people survey on how ‘people around the world think and feel about science and major…

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The ordeal simulation hypothesis

Alberto Acerbi , June 6th, 2019

You have probably heard the adagio that “man bites dog”, and not “dog bites man”, makes for a good piece of news: unusual, exceptional, events are better stories…

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Morgue employee cremated by mistake while taking a nap

Alberto Acerbi , February 15th, 2019

Online misinformation, fake news, false news, hoaxes, you name it, has been blamed for almost everything bad happening in the last years, from the success of Trump to…

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Cognitive attraction and online misinformation

Alberto Acerbi , October 11th, 2018

Next month, I will give two talks – or two versions of the same talk – on “Cognitive attraction and online misinformation”. One will be in Den Bosch…

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Did Einstein really say that?

Alberto Acerbi , September 19th, 2018

The phenomenon of online diffusion of misattributed quotes is so widespread that got its own dedicated meme. You may have seen a picture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th…

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