Hello again! Today I gave an updated version of the lying brain talk to a receptive audience at the Rio Theatre for the first nights of the New Bright Lights lecture series. The first speaker was Lon Mandrake, a magician/science educator. The second was Rob Hadley, a hypnotist/hypnotherapist (who also riled a couple of skeptics in the audience with his defense of homeopathy). And then there was me, a psychologist/geek who was super-excited to be there! I know the talks were all being recorded, so I’ll update this post once the videos are up online. For now, I’ll put up links to all the sources I had in my talk:
Slides: it’s a .odf, hosted on Google Docs. you’ll need open office or a plugin to view it.
Opening: again .odf on Google Docs. I changed what I said during the talk, but the basics are all there. This is part on which I spent the most time and is the most personal, so please credit me if you use it.
Sources & Citations:
- Twilight Zone opening
- my title slide is a picture of JacobSinacola’s brain in a jar plus text and lightning added by Allison
- Ebbinghaus circles illusion. I used a different image.
- Adelson’s Checkershadow illusion
- Akiyoshi’s coloured spirals & rotating snakes illusions
- The Monkey Business Illusion video
- Ron Rensink’s change blindness work
- Dan Simons’ live change blindness experiment video
- Background music influence on wine-buying study
- Miller-McCune report on red pen harsh marking study
- Lemon-scented cleaner & cookie crumbs study pdf
- Loftus memory studies website
- A good review pdf of flashbulb memory & recent research
- Alan Alda narrates this great documentary about split-brain patients
- Petter Johansson’s choice-blindness study
I tried to link to publicly available full text articles when possible, and good summaries of them when not. If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment! Thanks again to everyone who came. Now I’m going to collapse into a heap and sleep til Monday.