Sleights of Mind
What the neuroscience of magic reveals about our everyday deceptions
Posted by Tessa on 23 November 2010
We know that there is no such thing as 'magic', but it still mystifies and captivates us, as coins are conjured out of thin air, as cards are mysteriously summoned from a pack, and as the magician's assistant vanishes before our eyes.
So how does it work? It's a question that neuroscientists like Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde are trying to answer. In the process they have conjured up a new branch of cognitive research called neuromagic.
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