Live demonstrations and audience participation are guaranteed to make every brain in the room fail. The human brain is terrible at collecting data, and yet we make important decisions based on those experiences. Learn how often and how dramatically our brains fail us – and most importantly – how you can become the exception.
Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast (skeptoid.com), one of the longest running and consistently most popular independent science podcasts, having surpassed 100 million downloads in 2017. He is also the writer and producer of the documentary films Here Be Dragons (herebedragonsmovie.com), Principles of Curiosity (principlesofcuriosity.com), and Science Friction (sciencefriction.tv). He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning (infactvideo.com). He is the author of seven books such as Conspiracies Declassified (Simon & Schuster, 2018). Formerly a computer scientist, Brian now uses new media to promote science literacy and critical thinking. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and lives in central Oregon.