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Your brain is easily manipulated by fake news, because even facts you know are false can stick in memory as true.

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SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME After watching a person do a trick, such as touching an umbrella, dogs can perform the same one, even when they weren’t expecting to be called to action. The results suggest dogs remember personal experiences.

WRONG AGAIN  Preschoolers take a variety of paths in the course of learning that others can have errant beliefs, such as assuming a toy is in a basket when it has been moved to a box, a new study finds. Kids often go back and forth in displaying this type of social knowledge rather than following a smooth learning curve.

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