Aamodt Your Brain Lies To You Analysis

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Dee-Dee Nsofor Professor Tim Castro English 1302 27 January 2014 Your Brain Lies to You Summary In “Your Brain Lies to You,” Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt explain how the human brain is wired to recall store, and restore information in a very particular way. The way our brain stores memories and information somewhat causes us to believe almost anything and even become blind to the facts. Wang and Aamodt also argue that journalists and campaign workers are taking the wrong approach towards getting information corrected. They claim that the human brain disconnects data from its original source, making the information itself more important than it credibility. Even though the brain is very useful and helps break things down cognitively, the brain is a suspect of misleading its owner. The writer implies that the brain does not gather and stock pile information as a computer’s hard drive does. Somewhat meaning that a computer sometimes function better than the human brain when recording information. Unlike a computer’s hard drive, people’s brain does not store new information without interfering with the old material. A computer is able to save and recall data whenever it is challenged and demanded. Dissimilar from a computer, a person’s brain does not…show more content…
In other words, the brain sometimes tricks us into believing false material or even having or accepting false beliefs. The writers concluded that our brains do not always logically accept what is true and deliver information as it is understood, recalled, and restored. “Your Brain Lies to You” explains the reason why our personal beliefs interact with the way we think and how the brain can interfere with former data caused by the hearing of new data. If the new information is not accurate, it is possible that our brain will have us believing lies and false
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