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How to predict a person’s honesty using urine

Past event - 2018
14 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9pm
The Coat and Badge - Geronimo Inns, 8 Lacy Rd, Putney,
London SW15 1NL
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How do we know what we know? How do we make diagnoses and give labels to mental disorders? This event is all about what science and research can do to help you find out who you are and whether having a 'classification' for the way we behave is useful.

How to predict a person’s honesty from a urine sample

My talk will look at the consequences of individuality and how – for better or for worse – our genes, our life-style, our life history and… to no small degree the microbes we carry around in and on us benefit or compromise our health and behaviour.

I’ll talk about how we can use this to predict a person’s honesty from a urine sample, how bacteria trick your brain into telling you to eat more and how turning the light off at night might not only save the planet but yourself.

The Making of Mental Disorder

Why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in the 1960s, to around 370 today? Why has the definition of mental disorder expanded to include evermore domains of human experience? In this seminar Dr James Davies takes us behind the scenes of how the psychiatrist's bible, the DSM, was actually written - did science drive the construction of new mental disorder categories like ADHD and major depression or were less-scientific and unexpected processes at play? His exclusive interviews with the creators of the DSM reveal the answer.