GV Art & Mind Symposium 4: Chris French

‘Meaning and Randomness’           10 May 2011

Professor Chris French 


Chris is Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His main research interest is the psychology of paranormal beliefs and of ostensibly paranormal experiences. Chris sent details of his talk:

‘Meaning and Randomness’ 
On Seeing Things That Are Not There
. . . . One consequence of our evolutionary history is that we are prone to a number of cognitive biases that may well underlie our predisposition towards supernatural and paranormal beliefs. Because we are poor at recognising randomness and often see meaning and significance where there is none, it is not surprising that such beliefs are so prevalent and persistent.

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