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Is Your Brain Too Smart for Magic Tricks?

Lecture no. 9 from the course: Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience

Is Your Brain Too Smart for Magic Tricks?

Taught by Professor Indre Viskontas | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

We’ve all been fooled by a magic trick at one point or another. But we rarely stop to think about how magicians are simply manipulating pre-existing shortcomings in our minds. Here, explore some of the neurological principles magicians rely on, including selective attention, inattention blindness, and change blindness.

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