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Lisa Fazio Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development

Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.

Biography

Lisa Fazio's research is focused on how the brain learns new information, and why our minds are susceptible to misinformation and lies. Her research answers questions such as: •How does the brain process information - both true and false? •How can we prevent the sharing of false information online? •How do people learn simple facts and more complex knowledge such as mathematical procedures? •What can teachers and students do to improve learning within and outside the classroom? •How do students learn incorrect information and how can those errors be corrected? Her research informs basic theories about learning and memory, while also having clear applications for practitioners, such as journalists and teachers.

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