CounterBalance is the Santa Fe Institute's applied seminar series on belief dynamics, focusing on issues such as cyberhate, misinformation, disinformation, and social polarization. The intention of these meetings is two-fold. First, these seminars provide a clearinghouse for practitioners, policy makers, and scholarly researchers to share and discuss new insights. Second, these seminars provide an opportunity to contextualize these insights within the broader understanding of complexity science.
The May 11th CounterBalance session will use psychological and neurological tools to explore the processes through which in-group consensus is maintained, and the biases that exacerbate the in-group / out-group divide.