Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Brains

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What can magic tell us about ourselves and our daily lives? If you subtly change the subject during an uncomfortable conversation, did you know you are using attentional 'misdirection', a core technique of magic? And if you have ever bought an expensive item you had sworn never to buy, you were probably unaware that the salesperson was, like an accomplished magician, a master at creating the 'illusion of choice'. Founding neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde meet with magicians from all over the world ...

Sleights of Mind: What the neuroscience of magic reveals about our brains 2011, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781846683893

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