Your Brain STILL Hates You: How The Brain Can Trick You @ The Blue Moon, Cambridge [22 August]

Your Brain STILL Hates You: How The Brain Can Trick You


146
22
August
19:30 - 21:15

 Facebook event page
The Blue Moon
2 Norfolk Street, CB1 2LF Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tickets: £3.00 advance / £4.00 on the door
Box Office: buytickets.at/cambridgeskeptics/108743

— Event Details — Back by popular demand for the next installment, following our busiest talk of 2016!

Your brain still 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 more 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 the biases we all have, the lies we tell ourselves, and the shortcuts our brains will take if we let them.

Andrew Dart has a master’s degree in Research Psychology and spent four years studying how pre-existing religious and paranormal beliefs literally affect the way we see the world around us. He is the author of a beginner's guide to skepticism and a science book for children and is currently working on a novel. He works as a support technician for a software company where he spends as much of his day combating bad logic as he does technical issues. When not doing this he can often be found wandering the byways of Cambridgeshire, reading books, watching philosophy videos on YouTube, and writing pointless computer programs.

--Building Your Skeptical Toolkit--
You can buy Andrew's book from here: amzn.eu/aq170uq

Around the world belief in the paranormal and pseudoscience is running rampant. 40% of people in the UK believe in haunted houses, governments employ dowsing devices to detect bombs and people give away all they have in the belief that the world is about to end…again. In this modern age it seems we need reason and critical thinking skills more than ever.

Building your Skeptical Toolkit will help equip you with the tools you will need to start exploring this amazing world of ours as it really is and accurately enable you to evaluate the claims of psychics, conspiracy theorists and everyone in between. It will help you to see behind the myths and trickery, the fake science and unfounded claims, that fill our modern lives and discover the amazing and beautiful reality that lies beyond.

“Dart has hit the bullseye. Everyone who reads this book will find new dimensions in the world around them, that previously seemed impenetrable and insoluble. It’s an amazing place, once Dart shows you how to see past the roadblocks put up by your own brain.”

Brian Dunning, Skeptoid.com
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ The Blue Moon:

The Kominas, Grieving plus guests at The Blue Moon
The Blue Moon
Bring Your Own Poetry
The Blue Moon
Acoustic Night
The Blue Moon
Quirkshop Launch
The Blue Moon
Motherchip Connexion - Exploring Forms Of Electro
The Blue Moon
Pint of Magic at The Blue Moon
The Blue Moon
Simon Finn / The Doomed Bird Of Providence / Harpoon Group
The Blue Moon
The Mojo Slide live at The Blue Moon, Cambridge
The Blue Moon
Austin Gold - The Blue Moon, Cambridge
The Blue Moon
Ragweed / NEWTS / Dythsu? at the Blue Moon
The Blue Moon
House & Land / Carole Pegg / Dylan Golden Aycock
The Blue Moon
The Wow and Woo of Quantum Physics
The Blue Moon
Bloody Knees + Newts at The Blue Moon
The Blue Moon
Bloody Knees @ The Blue Moon
The Blue Moon
Noga Erez at The Blue Moon
The Blue Moon
Cambridge Indiepop All-dayer 2017
The Blue Moon

The most anticipated events in Cambridge :

Enchanted Cinema at The Orchard Tea Gardens
Orchard Tea Garden, Grantchester
Milton Country Park Autumn Festival 2017
Milton Country Park
Cambridge Oktoberfest 2017
Cambridge Oktoberfest
Movies on the Meadows 2017
Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge, CB3 9, United Kingdom
Super Happy Mega Rave II
The Academy
J-Rocks Freshers - Presents Love Island's Chris Hughes 27/09/17
Lola Lo Cambridge
Cambridge Freshers Week 2017
Kuda Cambridge
Greater Cambridge 10K
University of Cambridge Sport
Subterranean Festival
Cambridge Corn Exchange