The Captured Thought’s review of EXPERIENCING THE IMPOSSIBLE~ The Science of Magic by Gustav Kuhn



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Scientists meet the Media~ at the Science Museum, London






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Remembering from the Inside. A multidisciplinary workshop on MEMORY. Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Tuesday 14th May 2019






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CUDC leadership workshops. Lucy Cavendish College. University of Cambridge. 22nd April 2019.






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BBC Radio 3 ‘Free Thinking’ festival. A recording of a live broadcast from Gateshead on 23rd April 2019. 22.00. ‘Does my pet love me?


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Two animal psychologists and a historian of animal studies join Eleanor Rosamund Barraclought to discuss whether it’s possible to recognise similar traits in humans, chimps, crows, hawks, dogs and cats in terms of affinity and attachment, despite different evolutionary paths. How do we know when a chimp wants to play? How does one crow decide what to feed its mate? The Free Thinking Festival explores the emotional similarities & differences between humans & animals.

Nicky Clayton is a scientist and a dancer who began as a zoo-ologist and moved into psychology. She is Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society. She is also Scientist in Residence at dance company Rambert and co-founder of The Captured Thought blog and project. Her expertise is in studying members of the crow family, who have huge brains for their body size, and in studying thinking with and without words.

Kim Bard is a Professor at the University of Portsmouth. She has studied the development of emotions, cognition, communication, and attachment in captive young chimpanzees for over 30 years. Her research concerns understanding the process of development in evolution and contributes to captive animal welfare.

Erica Fudge is Professor of English Studies and Director of the British Animal Studies Network at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She has written widely on modern and historical human-animal relationships and has recently finished a study of people’s lives with their livestock animals in early modern England titled Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes.


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Nicky Clayton at BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking at Gateshead…

in conversation on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Breakfast’ show and on BBC Radio 3 10-11pm on April 23rd 2019

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Nicky and Clive present ‘The Captured Thought’ at the University of Vienna’s inaugural CogSciHub celebration. The Psychology of Cognitive Illusions~ why the mind is tricked

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Prof. Helmut Lieder with Clive and Nicky and the bouquet they were presented after their Captured Thought Lecture.

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The famous Klimt ceiling in the University of Vienna

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