Events

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmNorth End Social Club, Bedford

    Your Brain Hates You

    I'm going to be giving my talk on psychology, skepticism, and why I think our brains hate us at Skeptics in the Pub Bedford. This is only the second time I have given this talk, but it went really well when I gave it in Cambridge, so hopefully people will enjoy it again this time. You can find a list of references related to this talk here.

    Talk Details:
    Your brain hates you. This is the only conclusion I can come to given how many tricks it will play on you if you let it. This talk will cover just a few of the many, many ways in which our brains try to deceive us on an almost constant basis. Drawing on the extensive psychological literature on these topics and presenting a number of worrying, and often humorous, real world examples of what happens when people fall for these tricks, this talk will look at how our brains will not only show us things that aren't there but also remember things that never happened.

    Location:
    North End Social Club
    60 Roff Avenue
    Bedford MK41 7TW