“Alternative facts”: A psychiatrist explains why our brains resist reality — Quartz

The phrase “alternative facts” has recently made the news in a political context, but psychiatrists like me are already intimately acquainted with the concept—indeed, we hear various forms of alternate reality expressed almost every day. All of us need to parse perceived from actual reality in nearly every aspect of our lives. So how can…

via “Alternative facts”: A psychiatrist explains why our brains resist reality — Quartz

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