Januar 2020

Do09Jan18:30Do20:30Studium Generale fundamenteProf. Stefan Klein im Gespräch mit Prof. Nicola Clayton und Clive Wilkens: „The Magic Mind“

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Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache. Gastgeber: Prof. Stefan Klein.
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We will explore what cognitive illusions reveal about the psychology of the human mind; not just perception but also memory and the ability to mentally travel in time, to revisit our past experiences and reflect upon them, and to explore places we have yet to visit and imagine what they will be like. Magic effects also illuminate some important things about Theory of Mind, our ability to think about what others might be thinking, both on the part of the audience and on the part of the magician. Both mental time travel and theory of mind are constrained by egocentric bias, our tendency to overvalue the present self over other selves and other times.
For further information please visit The Captured Thought: https://thecapturedthought.com

Nicola Susan Clayton, born 22 November 1962 is a British psychologist. She is Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Cambridge, Scientist in Residence at Rambert Dance Company, co-founder of ‚The Captured Thought, a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where she is Director of Studies in Psychology, and a Fellow of the Royal Society since 2010. Clayton was made Honorary Director of Studies and advisor to the ‚China UK Development Centre'(CUDC) in 2018. She was awarded a professorship by Nanjing University, Institute of Technology, China in December 2018.

Clive Wilkins, born 25 June 1954 in Wolverhampton, Staffs, and grew up and was educated in Corby, Northants. He went on to the Tresham Institute, where he enrolled on the art foundation course at the age of 17. He went on to graduate from DeMontfort University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Graphic Design, before gaining an Art Teacher’s Diploma (ATD) and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGCE). He is a British figurative artist. He is the author of The Moustachio Quartet, a series of novels; and with Nicky Clayton is co-founder of the Captured Thought, an arts and science collaboration. He is the first Artist in Residence in the Department of Psychology at The University of Cambridge, a position held since 2012. Wilkins, along with Clayton, was made Honorary Director of Studies and advisor to the China UK Development Centre (CUDC) in 2018. He was awarded a professorship by Nanjing University, Institute of Technology, China in December 2018.

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