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LOUPS Social Event - Mindreading

2nd November 2016, George IV Pub, Aldwych
LOUPS Social Event
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'The science and the magic of mindreading'

A talk by Dr. Graham Edgar, 2nd November 2016, from 6pm (Talk begins at 7pm).

This social event combines a talk and social drinks where you can meet other Open University Psychology students in the London Region both before and after the talk.

As a psychologist, one of the most common questions is, ‘Can you read my mind?’ Well, while psychologists (mostly disguised as neuroscientists) are making slow-but-steady progress in mind-reading, magicians have apparently been able to mind-read with some skill for many years. This talk will consider (and possibly even demonstrate) the contrasting approaches to mind-reading taken by magicians and neuroscientists, the overlaps between them, and what it all means in real life. There will be some brief (illusory!) nudity.

We are delighted to have Dr Graham Edgar giving this talk. Graham has been a tutor with the OU for many years and is a regular contributor to OUPS weekends. He was an author of the Perception & Attention chapter in DSE212. He is also Reader in Psychology at the University of Gloucester where he works in the general area of cognitive psychology, with particular interests in the areas of perception and situation awareness (SA).  Current research includes studies of driver behaviour and the development of techniques for measuring SA, including measuring brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG).

This is a great opportunity to socialise with other OU psychology students in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

A flyer for the event can be downloaded from here: LOUPS Social November 2016

Please note that this event is limited to 45 attendees and usually sells out. We can't guarantee entry on the night, so book now to secure your place !


Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door*.

Cost includes a glass of wine/beer or soft drink before the talk (up until 7pm).

*subject to availability as numbers are limited to 45 attendees. Please check availability on the day.


George IV
The Beaver's Retreat (upstairs bar of the George IV pub),
30 Portugal St.,
London WC2A 2HF.


Click here for information on accessibility, parking and other related facilities.


The George IV is owned by the London School of Economics, and is near their main buildings. Directions can be found here.

The nearest tube station is Holborn and the venue is about 5 minutes walk from there.



Please note access to the upstairs bar is by stairs only. For further information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..