The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies presented a special CNS Lecture, "The Science of Why We Deny Science," with journalist and commentator Chris Mooney on Friday, October 21.  Mr. Mooney examined questions about why many people don't change their minds or let go of false ideas when presented with scientific evidence to the contrary -  and may even hold on to their beliefs more strongly than before. He argues that thanks to new advances in psychology and neuroscience, this phenomenon can be scientifically explained.  Click below to watch a video of the talk.

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