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Science Found a Way to Use Broccoli and Carrots to Stop Prejudice

February 24, 2020
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Science Found a Way to Use Broccoli and Carrots to Stop Prejudice

One scientist’s vegetable experiment reveals a way to connect with people who are different from you … and you don’t even have to eat them.

Did you know that your brain has a built-in threat detector?  It’s called the amygdala. When it works well, it protects us from danger but it also creates unconscious bias—the stuff you don’t even know your brain is doing. 

There’s good news. You can re-train your brain to reduce prejudice and bias — and all it takes is a few vegetables.


This was produced in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust. Learn more about how you can bridge differences in your life here.

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