For three days, the Hot Politics Lab measured physiological responses to political propaganda at the largest music festival in the Netherlands: Lowlands. The lab was situated in the Lowlands Science area, a small village where several research groups conducted research. In our experiment, we exposed people to brief videos that advertised a specific position on themes such as immigration, inequality, the environment, and the political establishment. During the experiment, we measured heartbeat, skin conductance, and facial electromyography.

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Do you want to read what it was like to do Science at a music festival? Do you want to know the basic explanation of the scientific ideas behind this research? Click here to read the blogs below (in Dutch) about our experiences. You can also watch the video.

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