Your Brain and Fake News by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson


How do the ways your brain processes information contribute to the spread of fake news? How can we compensate for the short cuts we often take in processing information? What are the implications for librarians? These are a few of the questions psychologist Laura Lauzen-Collins helps us consider in my interview with her on the Circulating Ideas podcast.

This interview is available at: Circulating Ideas episode 116: Laura Lauzen-Collins. 

This interview is part of a series I am doing on fake news & information literacy. My previous interviews can be found here:

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Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College. He is the co-editor of the recent book from ACRL, Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information. You can follow him on Twitter at @t_swanson.

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