Repetition and the Illusion of Truth


YouTube channel Veritasium looks at the illusory nature of truth, specifically about something called cognitive ease, which is the idea that we tend to prefer concepts that are both familiar to us and simple to understand. He also looks at how repetition plays a part in our understanding of what we believe to be true, using the example of the body temperature of a chicken.

Concluding that we need to challenge ourselves to be objective about the things we hold to be true. The video is inspired by the book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman.

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