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Speaker Series: PSI vs. Science

"A Reason for Reason" skeptical speaker series, in association with CFI, takes on PRECOGNITION... but we'll bet you saw that coming...

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PSI vs. Science: New Standards for Old Claims

The controversy around recent experiments in psychic phenomena have created a desperate need for new standards in data analysis. This talk explores Daryl Bem’s experiments in precognition and how new methods may be used to create a more rigorous statistical framework. We’ll examine whether these experiments align with our latest understanding of physics (including quantum mechanics) and extend these concepts to broader skeptical issues.

About the Speaker:

Stanley Klein is a Professor of Vision Science and Optometry at the University of California at Berkeley and a member of the Visual Processing Laboratory. He is a consulting editor for Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics a publication of the Psychonomic Society which promotes the communication of scientific research in psychology and allied sciences. His major area of research has been neurotechnology, a field of science that studies the body and mind through the nervous system by electronics and mechanisms. He is the co-chair for the SPIE (an international society on the science and application of light) meetings on human vision. Klein has authored and co-authored a number of papers there on research of vision perception in the human brain.

WHEN: 7:30 PM, Tuesday. April 16, 2013 (Talk starts at 8 PM sharp)

WHERE: Downstairs at Kells Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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