We live in an increasingly polarised world – we see this in online debates, political rhetoric and daily headlines. How did we get here? Dr...
Kris De Meyer (he/him)
Dr Kris De Meyer is a neuroscientist at King’s College London and his research lies in how people form opinions about high-stakes issues such as climate change, the economy or Brexit. He co-produced Right Between Your Ears, an award-winning documentary about how people can become convinced of something, even if it isn’t true. Kris also co-created The Justice Syndicate, an interactive play looking at how we reason, make decisions and deal with our preconceptions – both as an individual and as a group. He regularly speaks on BBC radio and TV about the neuroscience and psychology underpinning polarisation in society, including the recent BBC Radio 4 series How to Disagree.