Your Nervous System Can Fool You
I was recently asked to join the James Randi Educational Foundation’s “Education Initiative,” whose purpose is to promote the teaching of critical thinking and skepticism. As part of this effort, I will be writing articles geared toward teachers, offering them tips on how they can encourage reason and scientific literacy…
Please CLICK HERE to read the first in my five-part series called “The Top 5 Lessons from Psychology for Critical Thinkers” published on the James Randi Educational Foundation’s SWIFT web site. Titled “Your Nervous System Can Fool You,” this article briefly provides some tips for teaching people not to trust their own personal experiences as valid evidence. It contains several links to web sites that can be used to demonstrate pareidolic effects, and references for helping people understand how they are created.