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Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

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Discover the science of cognitive biases and critical thinking and become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

Topics Covered:
  • 1: The Necessity of Thinking about Thinking
  • 2: The Neuroscience of Belief
  • 3: Errors of Perception
  • 4: Flaws and Fabrications of Memory
  • 5: Pattern Recognition-Seeing What's Not There
  • 6: Our Constructed Reality
  • 7: The Structure and Purpose of Argument
  • 8: Logic and Logical Fallacies
  • 9: Heuristics and Cognitive Biases
  • 10: Poor at Probability-Our Innate Innumeracy
  • 11: Toward Better Estimates of What's Probable
  • 12: Culture and Mass Delusions
  • 13: Philosophy and Presuppositions of Science
  • 14: Science and the Supernatural
  • 15: Varieties and Quality of Scientific Evidence
  • 16: Great Scientific Blunders
  • 17: Science versus Pseudoscience
  • 18: The Many Kinds of Pseudoscience
  • 19: The Trap of Grand Conspiracy Thinking
  • 20: Denialism-Rejecting Science and History
  • 21: Marketing, Scams, and Urban Legends
  • 22: Science, Media, and Democracy
  • 23: Experts and Scientific Consensus
  • 24: Critical Thinking and Science in Your Life

Taught by

Steven Novella, M.D.

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