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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x327 Alex Edmans: What to trust in a "post-truth" world
TV-PG

  • 2018-11-12T05:00:00+00:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias — the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs — can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil's advocate in your life.)

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