How do our minds trick us? In this long awaited episode I chat to psychology and politics expert Leo Bremanis about cognitive biases and heuristics. We discuss how it all relates to:
• behavioural economics
• conspiracy theories
• the rise of fascism
• mental health
• evolutionary psychology
The history of Edward Bernays, Freud’s nephew and the father of Public Relations, is explored in Adam Curtis’ phenomenal documentary, the Century of the Self.
The Kirsten Dunst film I mention is called Melancholia and was directed by Lars Von Trier.