If you could meet yourself, would you always agree with yourself?
You might hope so. But according to a new study, many people will reject their own arguments – if they’re tricked into thinking that other people proposed them.
The paper, published in Cognitive Science, is called The Selective Laziness of Reasoning and it’s from cognitive scientists Emmanuel Trouche and colleagues. By “selective laziness”, Trouche et al. are referring to our tendency to only bother scrutinizing arg