Halloween is Oct. 31 and a Carleton expert is available to discuss why people enjoy being scared.

Jim Davies
Professor, Cognitive Science

Email: Jim.Davies@carleton.ca

Davies is available to discuss why people enjoy horror and seek out scary experiences when fear is, generally, an unpleasant emotion.

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 a co-host of the Minding the Brain podcast.

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