Kris De Meyer – Combating Political Polarisation

Kris De Meyer – combating political polarisation

Kris De Meyer is a neuroscientist who is currently a researcher at Kings in London. He’s produced a significant amount of work on cognitive dissonance, and is a filmmaker who produced the film ‘Right Between Your Ears’ which tells the story of how people from different walks of life came to the extraordinary belief that the world would end on a given date, took a public stand for it, and how they coped when nothing happened.

N.B. We recorded this podcast on Skype so there is a bit of background noise towards the end of the podcast.

Useful Links mentioned in the podcast

Pew Research Centre polarisation study from 2014

Jonathan Haidt – The Righteous Mind (from Amazon)

Jonathan Haidt – referenced YouTube lecture to the academic community

Thanks to…

Rebecca Huston – Producer and Editor

Roof Now – Music

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