Saturday 6 October | 10.30am-12.30pm | Calman Learning Centre (Durham University)

What are hallucinations? And what makes someone more hallucination-prone?

Come along to the Calman Learning Centre on 6 October at 10.30am to hear what science can tell us (so far) about how and why hallucinations occur. As part of the Saturday Morning Science series of public talks run by Durham University, HtV co-investigator Ben Alderson-Day will be exploring why some people hear voices or see things when other people do not. In this interactive session, Ben will talk about inner speech, tricks of the mind, and how we do (or do not) recognise our thoughts as our own. He will also explain how our brains test hypotheses about the world around us, and what this might tell us about mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. Additionally, there will be a chance to try out experiments designed by researchers from HtV, and answer the age-old question – do you hear ‘yanny’ or ‘laurel’?

All are welcome at this free event. No pre-booking required.




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