Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Tag: news sources

  • Illusory Truth Effect

    Repeated statements receive higher truth ratings than new statements, a phenomenon called the illusory truth effect… Repetition makes statements easier to process (i.e., fluent) relative to new statements, leading people to the (sometimes) false conclusion that they are more truthful… Indeed, illusory truth effects arise even without prior exposure—people rate statements presented in high-contrast (i.e., easy-to-read) fonts…

  • QotD: My News Sources

    What sources do you count on for national news coverage?  How about international and local news? I read the BBC World Service for international news. BBCWS, Newsweek, and NPR provide US national news. The Athens Banner-Herald and the Red and Black provide local news. As a computer geek, I follow about 150 different news sources…