Book cover of How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion by David McRaney
Biological Sciences

How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion

A brain-bending investigation of why some people never change their minds—and others do in an instant—by the bestselling author of You Are Not So Smart

What made a prominent conspiracy-theorist YouTuber finally see that 9/11 was not a hoax? How do voter opinions shift from neutral to resolute? Can widespread social change only take place when a generation dies out? From one of our greatest thinkers on reasoning, HOW MINDS CHANGE is a book about the science, and the experience, of transformation. […Learn More]

Book cover of Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff by Lydia Pyne
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff

Does an authentic Andy Warhol painting need to be painted by Andy Warhol? Why do audiences feel outraged when they find out that scenes from their beloved blockbuster documentaries are staged? Can people move past assuming that a diamond grown in a lab is a fake? What happens when a forged painting or manuscript becomes more valuable than its original? […Learn More]