Cambridge Memory Meeting 2021. Dr. Alex Schnell presents the latest research on magic and jays from Prof. Nicky Clayton’s comparative cognition lab ~ with Eli Garcia-Pelegrin and Prof. Clive Wilkins

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SOMA Webinar ~ Magic for Non Humans. Text taken from Soma website.

First Webinar: Magic for Non-Humans

Our first webinar will take place on 25 April at 2pm EST. Featuring mentalist/magician Jose Ahomen, along side Professors Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins, with Prof Wally Smith.
This group brings together expertise on mentalism and magic performance, science communication, along with research experience in the domains of animal behavior and artificial intelligence. They’ll be discussing whether nonhuman animals and machines can experience and perform magic.

All our webinars will be free to attend, but you will need to register in order to receive a Zoom link
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The Psychology of Magic~ A Zoom discussion with Dr. Gustav Kuhn of Goldsmiths University of London with his PhD students Alice Pailhes and Steve Bagienski and Professors Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins of the University of Cambridge and their PhD student Elias Garcia-Pelegrin. 5th March 2021

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Humanities Programme. Nicky & Clive discussing student research projects on cultural differences in cognition, with Chinese students on mainland China, as part of the CCISTC programme.

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Prof. Nicky Clayton & Prof. Clive Wilkins of The Captured Thought will appear at the Oxford University Scientific Society this week to discuss the psychology of cognitive illusions and why the mind is tricked ~Thursday, 4th February 2021 from 18.30-19.30 UTC2

Taken from the website of the Oxford University Scientific Society …

This Thursday we will have two fantastic speakers: Professor Nicky Clayton FRS, Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and Professor Clive Wilkins MMC, Artist-in-Residence of the same Department, and also a celebrated illusionist. Together, science and art, they will talk about cognitive illusions and how the mind gets tricked.

The Psychology of Cognitive Illusions

Their talk 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.

Professor Nicky Clayton FRS is the Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is particularly interested in the processes of thinking with and without words, and comparisons between the cognitive abilities of corvids (members of the crow family) and children. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2010. She is also the Scientist-in-Residence at Rambert (formerly Ballet Rambert), since 2011.

Professor Clive Wilkins MMC is the Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK, which is a position he has held since 2012. Clive is a fine art painter and writer, and was elected a Member of the Magician’s Circle (MMC) in 2018. Clive’s paintings have been frequently seen in London Mayfair art galleries. His written work has appeared in print on numerous occasions, most notably ‘The Creatures in the Night’, a story written and illustrated by Wilkins in 2008, and most recently ‘The Moustachio Quartet’.

This talk will live broadcast on:
– Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/OUSciSoc/
– Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChP1tLqksAmtm52JLDka8gA
– Twitter: https://twitter.com/OxfordSciSoc

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Cambridge academics presentation to Deans and Heads of Department at ZhengZhou University with Professor’s Clayton and Wilkins

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Centro Tlaxcala de Biologia de la Conducta, Unversidad Automoma de Tlaxcala, Mexico. Behaviour Symposium. Conflict: Current validity and relevance of the four Tinbergen questions The Development and Evolution of Cognitive Illusions

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19th-22nd July 2021. Gutenberg International Conference Centre, Mainz, Germany. Biology of Dance: Social interactions. Symposium~ becoming social. Physical workshop

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The Captured Thought~ Professor’s Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins ‘Zoom’ across the world at top speed in the absence of travel

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The Captured Thought discusses The Moustachio Quartet. A series of three talks, devised by CCISTC, for Dalian University, China. Investigating the literary process~ from textual influences to origination of ideas and final editing. Professor Nicky Clayton FRS interviews the author Clive Wilkins

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