Understanding the Nature of Evidence with Brooke Gladstone

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

CST Nature of Evidence LectureAt the first lecture in the “Understanding the Nature of Evidence” series, Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC's On the Media, reflected on how the internet, tribalism, and our own cognitive biases allow us to ignore unpleasant truths about the world and embrace false information that supports our worldview. She suggested that mindfulness practices and a greater awareness of cognitive biases could create more savvy media consumers, and she challenged the audience to reject the media culture aimed not at giving us the truth, but at giving us exactly what we want.