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Your Brain Sucks ...in Omaha

by Brian Dunning

August 1, 2012

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Donate This weekend, in Omaha Nebraska, I will make your brain fail. Guaranteed.

As human beings, it's natural for us to think that what we experience represents what actually happened. And, in broad general strokes, it usually does, pretty much. But in the details? No way. Relying on your personal experiences, it turns out, is a terrible way to learn about the way our universe truly works. And in this live show, I prove it to you.

At the Midwest Freethought Conference on August 3-5 2012 at the University of Nebraska, I'll be giving my newest show "Your Brain Sucks!" as the opening keynote (Saturday morning). Tickets are still available.

One of the many reasons why so many smart people believe weird things is that our brains want to think anecdotally, and so they give us a skewed perception of our very own experiences. One of my jobs at Skeptoid is to convince people that they shouldn't trust their own experiences for this very reason, which is almost always an uphill battle. Even you, my dear reader, place too much trust in your own perceptions of your own experiences. If you'd like to have it proven to you -- hopefully in such a way that it embarrasses you in front of a large room full of people -- don't miss this show.

Hope to see you there!

If you'd like to have me give this talk in your area, see this page for information.

by Brian Dunning

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