Are you scared—of flying, the dark, anything? Or are you scared about not being in total control of the situation?
When it comes to climate change, gun control, and vaccinations, facts don’t change people’s minds—but there is one technique that might.
Dr. Tali Sharot is the author of The Influential Mind (2017) and The Optimism Bias (2012). She is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and the founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab, at University College London. Her papers on decision making, emotion, and influence have been published in Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Psychological Science, and many others. She has been featured in numerous outlets and written for The New York Times, Time Magazine, Washington Post, CNN, BBC, and more.