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LDN Talks @ Night | Do You Believe in Ghosts?

LDN Talks @ Night | Do You Believe in Ghosts?

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  • Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7UY
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
Professor Chris French is Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.  He is a Fellow of the British ... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

The Psychology of Ghosts and Hauntings

Opinion polls repeatedly show relatively high levels of belief in ghosts even in modern Western societies. Furthermore, a sizeable minority of the population claim to have personally encountered a ghost. This talk will consider a number of factors that may lead people to claim that they have experienced a ghost even though they may not in fact have done so.

In this fascinating talk, Professor Chris French will explore psychological and other physical explanations for the experience of ghosts and hauntings.

Explanations will include hoaxes, sincere misinterpretation of natural phenomena, hallucinatory experiences and pareidolia (seeing things that are not there), inattentional blindness (not seeing things that are there), the fallibility of eyewitness testimony, the possible role of complex electromagnetic fields and infrasound, photographic evidence, electronic voice phenomenon (EVP), and the role of the media.

Professor Chris French is Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and a Patron of the British Humanist Association. He has published well over 130 articles and chapters covering a wide range of topics within psychology.

French's main area of research is the psychology of paranormal beliefs and anomalous experiences. He writes for the Guardian and The Skeptic magazine. His most recent books are Anomalistic Psychology, co-authored with Nicola Holt, Christine Simmonds-Moore, and David Luke (2012, Palgrave Macmillan), and Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience, co-authored with Anna Stone (2014, Palgrave Macmillan).

Venue: Haunt, Stoke Newington

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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LDN Talks @ Night is a fresh new concept making "Tedx" talks more accessible. We've pulled in an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, movers & shakers, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to give you a different perspective, to enthuse and inspire!

Held in trendy, central locations, a LDN Talks @ Night event makes the perfect after work mid-week activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

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The Psychology of Ghosts and Hauntings Opinion polls repeatedly show relatively high levels of belief in ghosts even in modern Western societies. Furthermore, a sizeable minority of the population claim to have personally encountered a ghost. Th... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Fascinating lecture 
  • High profile speaker
  • Trendy London venue
  • Unique after-work event
  • Explore psychological and physical explanations for ghosts and hauntings
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