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Listen to neuroscientists talk about how magic works: They'll answer your questions 'til 1/12/11

Posted Dec 30 2010 12:00am

Cohdra_100_5133 The book Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions made #1 on my list of top favorites of 2010 . Click to listen to an interview of the authors at PRI's The World Science. From the Web site:

Why are our brains so susceptible to illusions?

How do magicians use humor to perform tricks?

What do artists like Leonardo Da Vinci have in common with magicians?

Join the conversation with Macknik and Martinez-Conde. They’re taking your questions through January 12, 2011.

Change Blindness: British illusionists Derren Brown tests people’s attention in this video. Click below to watch the video and tell us, would you notice the swap?

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