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How can you change someone's mind? (hint: facts aren't always enough) - Hugo Mercier

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Why do arguments change people’s minds in some cases and backfire in others? Hugo Mercier explains how arguments are more convincing when they rest on a good knowledge of the audience, taking into account what the audience believes, who they trust, and what they value.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Hugo Mercier
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Charlotte Arene
  • Designer Charlotte Arene
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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