Join the live webinar on Neuronline: Why Fake News is so fascinating to the brain

01 September 2022

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Registration for the FENS webinar on “Why Fake News is so fascinating to the brain”? is now open.

Social media have profoundly changed the way in which information is communicated and how news can be manipulated to spread opinions rather than scientifically-verified data. Consequently, communication has become more difficult for researchers, as they had to adapt their communication to meet the public attention.

Fake news influence political choices, our understanding of the world and how we relate to others. Why are people so attracted to them? During the webinar, panellists will discuss and try to understand the context in which fake news develops, the basis for behaviours associated with fake news and the brain areas and neurotransmitters associated with those behaviours.

Find out more information and register here.


  • Andrea Grignolio, Interdepartmental Center for Research Ethics and Integrity at CNR – National Research Council, Italy
  • Ciara Greene, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Maria Antonietta De Luca, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Geert Ramakers, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

This FENS webinar is a follow-up to the in-person event organised at FENS Forum 2022. The recording is available for free access on the FENS YouTube channel.

The live webinar is organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training and hosted on the Neuronline, SfN online platform. FENS members benefit from unlimited access to Neuronline, the SfN online platform, and thus have the opportunity to explore a vast collection of training materials, webinars, virtual conferences and much more!