Win Your Next Argument by Citing Meaningless Neurobabble

Next time you feel you are in danger of losing an argument, make some obscure reference to the brain. Any nod to neuroscience will do, even if it doesn’t actually illuminate the problem at hand or prove anything that halfway resembles a point. People tend to find explanations that include references to the brain very convincing, even if those references are mostly nonsense, according to thelatest episode of “Psych Crunch,” a podcast hosted by psychologist (and Science of Us contributor) Christian Jarrett.


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