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There is a truism in neurological functioning: use it or lose it! Hubel and Wiesel demonstrated this when they sewed the eyes of kittens shut; autistic people when they don’t learn social perceptions.
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Conspiracy theories seem to abound throughout the media. They seem to have the conservatives in a fever grip of nonsensical nonreality. What makes them so difficult to dispel?
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I don’t know about you, but my social media feed is full of disappointment over the DoJ, the DAs, and various and sundry investigations not yet resulting in any lock him up! The kind of distortion of our expectations that social media can create is detrimental to our democracy.
Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.