Researchers have identified many things -- such as unpredictable laughter and unkempt hair -- that we find unsettling in others. But they’ve also realized this: We humans are pretty poor judges of who we should trust, says psychologist Julia Shaw.Continue reading
Why you should listen
In 2017 Dr. Julia Shaw cofounded the memory science and artificial intelligence start-up Spot. Spot helps employees report workplace harassment and discrimination and empowers organizations to build a more inclusive and respectful work environment.
In 2016 Shaw published her bestselling book The Memory Illusion, which has appeared in 18 languages. Her second book, Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side, was released in Germany in September 2018 and was a Der Spiegel top-20 best seller. She is also a regular contributor to Scientific American.
Besides her research, Shaw is a regular keynote speaker on the topic of memory hacking and artificial intelligence. She also consults as an expert on legal cases, particularly cases involving historical allegations.