By: Daniel Glaser | How our brains perceive the truth | Daniel Glaser | Neuroscience | The Guardian
The parliamentary inquiry into ‘fake news’ could be missing the point because there’s always a disconnect between ‘truth’ and how we see it
The rise of “untruths”, fabrications and propaganda has led to a parliamentary inquiry into the “growing phenomenon of fake news”.
Yet the disconnect between the “truth” and how we see and read it has always been there. When we read something, we think it’s a process of “information transfer” from the outside world into our brain. But that’s not the way perception works at all.