Selected Media Coverage and Scientific Outreach

The brain area that lights up in prickly people. Nature Highlights. Febuary 5, 2024

Assuming the worst in others can be ‘read’ in brain scans. Emily Cooke. Live Science. February 5, 2024

Your Mind on Motivation, Perception & Biases. Yuan Chang Leong. Minds Matter. (50-min podcast episode of Minds Matter, hosted by Beth Fisher and Ava Ma de Sousa). October 2, 2022

How desire can warp our view of the world. Brian Resnick. Vox. August 8, 2022

Polarización política: cómo el cerebro de los progresistas y de los conservadores procesa la misma información de forma distinta. Paula Adamo Idoeta. BBC Mundo. November 13, 2020

Brain imaging, ‘neuropolarization,’ and why it’s so difficult to bridge the partisan divide. Yuan Chang Leong. Psychcast. (29-min podcast episode of Psychcast, hosted by Lorenzo Norris). November 4, 2020

Political Views Bias Information Processing in the Brain. Deborah Joye. BrainPost. October 27, 2020

Liberal and conservative brains react to charged words differently. Scotty Hendricks. Big Think. October 23, 2020

Why We See What We Want to See. Marianna Pogosyan. Psychology Today. July 9, 2019

Why Do People Listen to “Experts” Even When They Are Inaccurate? Yuan Chang Leong and Jamil Zaki. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. May 14, 2018

Recapping Sherlock Offers a Clue to How Memories Are Stored. Joseph Frankel. The Atlantic. December 14, 2016

Your mind works more like Sherlock Holmes’s than you think. Michael Price. Science. December 5, 2016