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Letting Go of Anger Helps the Brain Combat Misinformation

There’s new evidence that strong emotion — and, in particular, anger — may allow falsehoods to flourish

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

On January 8, two days after former president Donald Trump incited a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, a 57-year-old Texas man tweeted a list of the…




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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