For some of us, the prank onslaught is merely a mild annoyance, but for others, it’s a matter of constant vigilance to avoid falling for an obvious hoax. So why are some people so gullible?
This video from PBS‘ Braincraft channel explores the science behind April Fools’ Day pranks and gullibility. It all boils down to the way our brains respond to stimuli. When it comes to spotting deception, some of us are better than others.
Don’t feel too bad if you’re someone who falls for every last April Fools’ Day prank. This characteristic may well be hardwired into your brain, and it isn’t necessarily a bad thing to have such a trusting nature.
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