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The mind - reading others & controlling your own

Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm
L'Amère à Boire, 2049 Rue St Denis,
Montreal H2X 3K8
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An evening about how we read and control the mind, with a little touch of magic.

How to read minds

Ian Gold (Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy & Department of Psychiatry)
We read other people’s minds all the time. When we guess someone’s
intentions, or empathize with their distress, or know just what they want, we
are detecting what’s in their minds. How is this kind of mind-reading
possible? And what purpose does it serve? Is there one kind of mind-
reading or more than one? And if more than one, how do they differ? The
goal of this talk is to discuss some of what we know—and don’t
know—about how we read other minds.
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Can a machine control your mind?

Jay Olson (PhD Candidate, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University)
People typically feel that they control their thoughts and decisions. This feeling, however, is often inaccurate. In this talk, I will demonstrate that you can feel control without having it, or have control without feeling it. I will present a study in which we convinced university students — and even neuroscience researchers — that a fake machine was controlling their mind. All it took was a little bit of magic.
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