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SkeptiCamp NYC 2018 Attendee Directory

These are folks who wish to have their attendance to SkeptiCamp NYC made public! This is an opt-in list. Many choose not to show up here, so it is NOT a complete list of all attendees.

Number of registered attendees for this year: 41

Session Proposals

We have not, yet, approved any of these to be on the schedule, and they are subject to change.

  Attendee Name Session Title Location Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events
View Katelyn Arnemann How to consume neuroscience like a skeptic Jersey City, NJ 0
  Neuroscientist here! Let me just crack open your brain, and take a look-see-daisy inside. No? Ok, fine, let me just run a little scan-a-doodle. See how this bit "lights up" when you see a hamburger? That means you're hungry. Or vegan. Or, or, ... Well, to be perfectly honest, I really can't tell you much for certain. Neuroscience is just in its infancy. You know, like a baby that we oogle at and believe has soooo much potential and is totally going to change the world. Instead, hows about I show you how to consume neuroscience like a skeptic?
View Brian Bagzis Political Science & Political Myths Philadelphia, PA 2
  In this session, I'll go over some of the major findings in political science research listed in Hans Noel's paper "Ten Things Political Scientists Know That You Don't" and Christopher Achen & Larry Bartels' recent book "Democracy for Realists." As you'll see, political scientists have converged around some consensus views that conflict with commonly held "folk theories" about how our political system works.
View Bill Chapman A Year of Discussing Climate Change 1
  This year ago, I gave a talk about how I planned to start a lecture series that reaches out to conservatives on climate change. This year I'll discuss how that effort has gone, with comments on on the nature of discourse moderation.
View Spiro Condos Spiro Ruins Immigration! Manhattan 7
  This will be a data driven look at one of the most divisive issue of our times. Primary sources of current research will be combined with historical context and my own family history.
View Russ Dobler Using the Science of Superhero Origins to Track Real Life Pseudoscience 5
  We lost the Man this year, so let's take a look at Stan Lee's comic book creations and notice they reflect the fact that no one really knew what the heck "radiation" was in the '60s, despite the word being everywhere. As time goes on, other "sciencey" words become either scary or overhyped, great for both new superhero origins and for conniving hucksters. "Quantum"? "Toxin"? Like Stan said, if it sounds good, use it!
View Jonathan Friedman Adaptively Irrational: Why Do Some People Respond To New Evidence And Others Do Not? Brooklyn, New York 0
  This talk explores a conjecture about the role of cognitive biases in human evolution and its implications.
View Mitchell Lampert Skilled Persuasion Can Change Stubborn Minds: Change My Mind! Westchester County 9
  For this exercise, I will take on the role of someone who is hopelessly optimistic about encouraging people with deep-rooted pseudo-scientific ideas, to appreciate what actual, factual science has to say on various subject matters, instead. Your job is to show me that I am just as crazy as the people I am trying to convince away from their crazy ideas. This might not require too much acting, on my part, though I am no seasoned expert. I will try to utilize some of what I have learned about How People Learn, to defend myself. It should be fun! (This is actually a bit of a follow up to my SpeedyCamp presentation. But, if you didn't see that, don't worry: You didn't miss much.)
View Tony Saunders (Still More Ways) Artists Hijack Your Brain Brooklyn, New York 8
  A further exploration of the visual system and how it relates to visual fine art. Along with some aesthetic principles that operate "under the radar" and guide our responses to visual stimuli, there are cultural, economic, and social factors behind every "Art" experience. We will take a look at a few of these factors and discuss—possibly even argue!—where to go from here.

Other Attendees

  Attendee Name Location Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events
View Dan Africk Brooklyn 0
View Beth Everett Nyc 1
View Bhargava Nemmaru 0
View Cindy Wu Philadelphia, PA 1

  Contact the Lead Organizer with your questions or comments: MitchLampert42@gmail.com