The Science of Polarization
September 23 @ 6:00 pm—7:00 pm EDT
Our brains are wired for survival. When you first meet a person, your brain almost instantly judges them to determine if they are a threat. Are they a friend or foe — a part of your group — or an outsider? This fast-paced session will help you better understand the subtle inner workings of your brain and behavior that influence how you perceive and interact with others — and how they perceive and interact with you. We’ll cover how your mind works, how groups work, and how understanding the neuroscience and social science behind polarization can help you become more resilient to toxic forms of division.