Oct. 31 is Halloween and Carleton experts are available to discuss related topics, including witches, witchcraft and Wicca, as well as why people choose to watch scary movies.

Kim Stratton

Associate Professor, College of the Humanities

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1384
Email: Kim.Stratton@carleton.ca

Stratton is available to discuss witches, witchcraft and Wicca.

Stratton’s research interests include religion, violence and social identity in antiquity; ancient magic and gender. Her publications include Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World.

Jim Davies
Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science and School of Computer Science

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1109

Davies is available to discuss why people choose to scare themselves by watching horror movies.

As director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, Davies explores computational modelling and artificial intelligence applied to human visual imagination. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds. He is a frequent contributor to Nautilus magazine and is author of Riveted: The Science of How Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe. He is co-host of the Minding the Brain podcast.

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