Special Report Deluding Ourselves to Death What is it about the human mind that makes us so susceptible to faulty thinking? It may seem like a rhetorical question, but we live at a time when our very survival could depend on understanding the answer. November 30, 2017 Global Threats, Part 3 Delusion David Hulme Insight Video: The human brain is easily fooled into believing things that simply aren’t true. When it comes to life-and-death issues, that can be disastrous. Fall 2017 Facing Self-Delusion Gina Stepp If you believe life on this planet will go on indefinitely, then your brain may be playing tricks on you. How can we see beyond what we think we know? Summer 2017 Bursting the Post-Truth Bubbles Daniel Tompsett We live at the dawn of a new “Enlightenment.” Only this one has little to do with reason and rationalism. Spring 2012 Your Brain on Self-Deception Gina Stepp In this review, Vision looks at three books focusing on the cognitive tricks employed by the brain as it works to preserve our cherished beliefs and self-deceptions. Fall 2015 Checking the Bias Laura Cloer Though we’d all like to believe otherwise, our views and opinions may not stem from sound thinking. How can we ensure that wisdom prevails? Fall 2016 Mistakes Were Made Dan Cloer Science has given us answers to many questions, but what gives us confidence in those answers? Can what we come to believe actually bring about our demise? Summer 2010 Thinking Between the Lines Wilf Hey Deceptions, hoaxes and urban legends abound, mainly because so many people are so easily taken in by them. Here’s how you can avoid being one of them. Logic Loopholes Here are some ways that we human beings deceive ourselves and each other, along with a few suggested remedies.