Tuesday, August 4 2015 at 7:30PM
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What's the talk about?
Rob Bailey is a Chartered Psychologist, member of the Magic Circle and a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where for 4 years he performed a one-man show as a 'mind reader'. During that time he felt increasing unease that although the show was meant to parody psychic powers and encourage critical thinking, he was actually replacing his audience's belief in the paranormal with unwarranted beliefs in impossible psychological powers.
His new show is a response to that unease: Rob has stripped back his rountines to include only genuine psychological principles. He will perform a few routines, followed by explanations (e.g quirks of bias, memory, perception). Exclusively for Skeptics, he will also discuss his thoughts about the pitfalls of attempting to promote ciritical thinking by illusions.