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Lorenzo Gagliardi

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Lorenzo Gagliardi is a PhD student in Methods and Models for Economic Decisions at University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). His work focuses on the cognitive foundations of conspiracy theories, specifically on the link between cognitive biases and anomalistic beliefs. He’s also very passionate about science communication and has written different articles about behavioral economics.

Anti-vaxxers and pro-Russia conspiracy theorists are both driven first of all by attitude

While disinformation is a powerful tool for spreading false ideas, anomalistic beliefs would not take hold if they didn't already fit with the recipient's ideology and attitude

Could any one of us become a conspiracy theorist?

As humans, we are all susceptible to the biases that lead some to believe in conspiracy theories, to varying degrees

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