Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Attention and Awareness in Stage Magic: Turning Tricks Into Research

Amazing study in Nature Reviews Neuroscience on mechanisms of "magic"-- ways that our perceptions fail and allow us to believe in types of conjuring effects:
  • Appearance
  • Vanish
  • Transposition
  • Restoration
  • Penetration
  • Transformation
  • Extraordinary feats
  • Telekinesis
  • Extrasensory perception

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