Friday, April 13 2012 at 8:00PM

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29-35 Niddry Street

Dr Stuart Wilson

What's the talk about?

 Friday the 13th is the most superstitious date on the calendar, and many people still feel a vague sense of unease when making plans for that particular day. Superstition is alive and well, but why are so many people still superstitious? Could it be something to do with the natural way in which human minds work? Is being superstitious harmless or can it even be beneficial? This talk will investigate these questions, offering a brief journey through the psychology behind our superstitious beliefs

This talk starts at 8pm prompt.  It is presented as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Dr Stuart Wilson is at Queen Margarets University. His curretnet research topics include Religion, Cognition and Society, and Adaptive Memory.