conspiracy theory research

  1. Giddierone

    Claim: Pareidolia is bias

    A recently published, June 2024, paper by a Harvard Phd, Tim Lomas, with Michael Paul Masters, and Brendon Case, makes the claim that pareidolia [the misperception of random stimuli as real things or people] is a bias that hinders the objective study of what could be real anomalies. They refer...
  2. Mick West

    Paper: How paranoid are conspiracy believers?

    Conspiracy theorist's are generally not any more paranoid than average. It's a common mistake to treat conspiracy theorists as if they are mentally ill, or have some kind of intellectual disability. New research from Imhoff and Lamberty reinforces this. They conclude we would more effectively...