How to prevent fake news from spreading
How does the brain evaluate the news? Are there any measures that can be taken to contain the spread of fake news? The EU-funded News in groups project will try to answer these questions. It will combine neuroscience, brain imaging and neuropsychology with cognitive psychology and learning science to study social group interactions of information sharing. The findings will be tested in the classroom where a teaching concept will be developed in order to increase students’ knowledge on verifying information, recognising fake news and developing strategies to stop this. The findings will make a significant novel contribution in combining sciences and humanities to develop strategies to make knowledge exchange more efficient and to prevent fake news from spreading.