Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Neuroscientists reveal the basis of confirmation bias

Newswise imageNeuroscientists at Virginia Tech, University College London, and the University of London revealed brain mechanisms that underlie confirmation bias -- a phenomenon where people strongly favor information that reinforces existing opinions over contradictory ones. The study, published this week in Nature Neuroscience, provides insight into a fundamental property of belief formation that has been documented by psychologists and economists, as well as in popular literature, including George Orwell's "1984."