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How the Brain Decides

January 30, 2024

Who this is for:

Ethicists and Social Scientists
Science Communicators

Why do our brains sometimes fall for misinformation? How are algorithms taking advantage of these mechanisms on mass-communication platforms? An expert panel explores the neuroscience of decision-making and how our brains can be so easily influenced. Held on January 24, 2024.


  • Brian Knutson, Professor, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Stephanie Groman, Ph.D., University of Chicago Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Neuroscience Institute
  • Paul Glimcher, Ph.D., New York University

Produced in partnership by the Dana Foundation and Boston College of Communication, Dana Discovery Dialogues were hosted by Mariette DiChristina, dean of Boston University College of Communication, and Tyler Jones of SciCommers. This six-month, virtual series unpacked some of the most pressing and occasionally contentious topics in contemporary neuroscience. These discussions were curated to highlight how the latest research influences everything from our personal decisions to the broader challenges society faces.

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