Disgust! Valerie Curtis at @McrSciFest Sat 26 Oct 2013 3.30pm

Disgust! A free Manchester Science Festival talk.

Sat 26 Oct 2013 3.30pm here in Blackwell’s.

Valerie Curtis explores the science behind revulsion and its evolutionary origins, and how one road leads to xenophobia while the other leads to a better world for everyone..

Don’t look. Don’t touch. Disgust, like its much better understood companions fear and love, is a powerful subconscious impulse that influences our behaviour and choices. A raft of studies show it influences what we wear, what we eat, what products we buy, who we desire, and how we vote – it even underlies our attitudes to those perceived to be outside the norm, be it overweight, disfigured or homosexual.

Valerie Curtis explores the science behind revulsion, its evolutionary origins and its hidden effects, and how one road leads to xenophobia while the other leads to a better world for us all..

This event, supported by Oxford University Press, is free and will last an hour. No booking required. For all Manchester Science Festival events at Blackwell’s, click here.

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