Breaking out of the 'echo chamber' | Reese Wong | TEDxYouth@STC

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Reese explores how people discern information, especially when discussing controversial topics. He describes how he has to come to his awareness of Cognitive dissonance, as informed by his studies of the psychologist Leon Festinger. Reese further discusses how confirmation bias helps to lock us into our own intellectual ‘echo chambers’, and exhorts the audience to ‘be open to know that we don’t know’ when furthering our knowledge Reese is a Year 12 student at Sha Tin College, Hong Kong. He is a keen public speaker, and was honoured to participate in his first TEDx event at the school. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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