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SiE10 - Why fake news is so fascinating to the brain (12:00-12:45)

In which context does fake news develop? What is the basis for behaviours associated with fake news and the brain areas?


July 11, 2022 - 12:00 pm


July 11, 2022 - 12:45 pm


Pavillon 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles   View map

Social media have profoundly changed the ways information is communicated and news can be manipulated by groups, aimed at spreading their opinions rather than scientifically verified data. As a consequence, communication has become more difficult for researchers who had to modify they way they communicate in order to meet the public attention.

During this event, panellists will discuss and try to understand the context in which fake-news develop, the basis for behaviours associated with fake-news and the brain areas and neurotransmitters associated with those behaviours.


Andrea Grignolio , panelist (Interdepartmental Center for Research Ethics and Integrity at CNR – National Research Council, Italy)
Ciara Greene, panelist (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Maria Antonietta De Luca, panelist (University of Cagliari)
Patricia Gaspar, moderator (INSERM, Chair of the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training)