Thinking in the Era of Fake News

Synopsis:

Media might make us more vulnerable to misinformation but the interesting aspect is that they are actually exposing our pre-existing vulnerabilities. there’s nothing new about the confirmation bias that arises in social media : we are already wired to filter and share information in a biased way. 

Course description:

This course is designed to enable participants to recognize the cognitive biases that influence their ideas, opinions and real life behavior. It will also dive into the psychological impact of media on our sense of belonging and on the cognitive science research that is questioning the interaction between our on and offline social behaviors. 

Number of sessions:
1
Dates of sessions:
November 12
Language:
English
Course Pre-requisites:

A keen interest in Brain Science and Media and Knowledge Sharing

Instructor name:
Dr. Samah Karaki
Instructor Bio:

After 10 years of research in the field of learning and stress-related behaviors, she co-founded in 2014 the Social Brain Institute translating knowledge from many different disciplines including cognitive neuroscience, education and psychology into innovative approaches. Today, SBi is developing programs using our understanding of the human brain to improve organizational culture, leadership and eco-citizenship striving to contribute in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Samah holds a master 1 degree in ecology and evolution, a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience and a PhD in Neuroscience.


Contact Email:
alternativeacademy@jibal.org
How to contact:

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Participation Fees:
  • Standard Fee: 25 $
  • Reduced** Fee: 15 $
  • Solidarity* Fee: 35 $

 

*This fee enables to fund the reduced fee difference and allow concerned persons to have access to the course.
** For salaries under 1000$/month and having to pay house rental. If you do not fall under this categorie and still believe you should have the reduced fee, please contact us. The reduced rate is applicable for limited number of participants.