The Fallacy Fallacy: Why Fallacious Arguments Aren’t Necessarily Wrong

  The fallacy fallacy is a logical fallacy which occurs when someone assumes that if an argument contains a logical fallacy, then its conclusion must necessarily be wrong. For example, consider a situation where someone claims that a certain medical treatment is preferable to an alternative simply because it’s perceived as more “natural”, and someone …

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Interleaving: How Mixed Practice Can Boost Your Learning

  The interleaving effect is a psychological phenomenon which enables people to learn new material better when they mix together different topics as they study. Interleaving is therefore highly beneficial, and can facilitate learning in various domains, including in history, math, music, and sports. In the following article, you will learn more about interleaving, see the various …

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The Familiarity Backfire Effect: Why Debunking a Myth Can Make People Believe It

  The familiarity backfire effect is a cognitive bias that causes people to remember a myth as true, after they are shown information which is meant to prove that it’s false. Since the familiarity backfire effect plays a crucial role in how people respond to refutations of pseudoscientific theories and conspiracies, it’s important to understand …

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