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Utah State professor to speak on Sherlock Holmes, March 18

Dr. Brian McCuskey

Brian McCuskey, Ph.D. will present a talk, titled “Sherlock Holmes: Virtual Reality Goes Viral,” Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in 48 DeGarmo Hall.

The Department of Psychology and the Institute for Prospective Cognition (IPC) will present a talk, titled “Sherlock Holmes: Virtual Reality Goes Viral” with Brian McCuskey, Ph.D., on Friday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in 48 DeGarmo Hall. A reception will follow the talk from 3–4 p.m. McCuskey is an associate professor of English at Utah State University.

Abstract

What happens when we think we are thinking like Sherlock Holmes? This talk tells a series of stories about the fictional detective’s adventures in culture, as he races through centuries and across continents, going online and off the rails, unravelling our reality while becoming virtually human himself.

Related Article: Sherlock Holmes and Intelligent Design This article examines how both scientists and creationists, as they argue over intelligent design, invoke and quote the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes to support their opposed positions.

Institute for Prospective Cognition

The Institute for Prospective Cognition is an international, interdisciplinary organization devoted to the scholarly investigation of the forward-looking nature of human cognition, and the means by which it emerges and expresses itself within individual consciousness, group communication, and cultural sustainment.

Related Article: Sherlock Holmes and Conspiracy Theory By Dr. Brian McCuskey

This speaker series is sponsored by the Institute for Prospective Cognition and the Department of Psychology. To support the Department of Psychology and help enhance its educational mission with advanced teaching methods, guest speakers, and more opportunities for students to learn through research experiences, please consider making a gift to the department through the Illinois State University Foundation.

If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 439-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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