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Why do some people believe they have experienced a haunting? Understand the science behind environmental and neurological conditions that shape people’s belief in ghosts or their tendency to experience delusions. Join host Gillian King-Cargile as she talks with author Grady Hendrix (The Final Girl Support Group, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, Horrorstör), librarian Konrad Stump, a local history expert and co-chair of Horror Writers Association Library Committee, and two NIU experts in psychology and neurology; Ericka Schaeffer and Jenna Osterlund Oltmanns.
environmental conditions, neurological conditions, delusions, science fiction, ghosts
Department of Psychology
King-Cargile, Gillian; Hendrix, Grady; Stump, Konrad; Schaeffer, Ericka; and Osterlund Oltmanns, Jenna, "The Haunted Mind" (2021). Future Telling: Science + Fiction Webinars. 2.