Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? How does a conspiracy theory affect the brain? Via Inverse, Neuroscientist Shannon Odell breaks down what happens to the brain and why people don't just want to believe but believe.
A Neuroscientist Explains What Conspiracy Theories Do To Your Brain
Throughout your lifetime, your brain continuously revises its own wiring. This ability of the brain to change and adapt is referred to as neuroplasticity (neuro = neuron, plasticity = the malleability of the brain). Here to explain precisely what neuroplasticity is, how it happens and how we can harness it, is one of the world's leading minds in this area – Dr Michael Merzenich.WATCH NOW