Ian Robertson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist. He is the author of The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper. He is the T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Research Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth at University of Texas in Dallas, and is Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute, a joint venture between University of California at San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin. He has held senior academic appointments at Universities of Columbia, Toronto, Cambridge and London and is a trained clinical psychologist.
As a highly social species, humans have an evolved tendency to favor the ‘in-group.’ This trait significantly impacts our immunity, or lack of it, to false or harmful information.