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Derren Brown: Believe in Astrology? – Tricks of the Mind


There are many psychological experiments that highlight our susceptibility to believe irrationally a variety of things.

The Barnum effect, is eloquently presented by acclaimed illusionist Derren Brown, showing that, no matter from what nation, or what level of intelligence, human beings are vulnerable to cognitive biases, unable to observe how the mind, beyond awareness lays a platform for us to cling on to belief systems that in one sense, aids survival by helping individuals feel safe and empowered, offering hope and optimism, but on the other hand, completely irrational and misleading as the experiment proves.

[Source: Derren Brown YouTube link]