Seeking to understand the conflict between global change and human cognition
- People’s responses to misinformation and propaganda, and how corrections affect our memory.
- Why people reject well-established scientific facts, such as climate change or the effectiveness of vaccinations.
- The potential conflict between the architecture of our online information ecosystem and democracy.
More biographical information is available here.
I lead the Technology, Cognition and Democracy Group (TeDCog) and am currently PI for the following projects:
The Mercury Project We develop and test interventions to assist people in distinguishing between true and false information, and we equip practitioners with adaptable toolkits to help them reduce misinformation.
SoMe4DEM We reconsider the diagnoses of democracy in crisis by examining the impact of social media on political debates and developing tools to improve their contribution to the functioning of the public arena in a liberal democracy.
The following projects have been completed: