Ever heard of the "Clever Hans Effect"? Well, it's an interesting glitch in how we perceive cause and effect... and how subconscious cues can tip off an observer. Even when there's no overt chicanery involved.
But- have you ever heard about "Lady" the horse... two and a half decades after Hans?
Two incredibly interesting stories, and their implications on cognitive biases and illusions.
All of this at one of Portland's "kewl" places in town, White Owl Social Club. If you haven't been before, the food is great, and the patio is exactly what you'd want for a lazy late summer evening with good (and cheap) beers and great conversations.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there, Cheers!