Horizon, Host: Ted Simons

December 28, 2010


Host: Ted Simons

The Science of Magic


  • Magic tricks take advantage of how the human brains pay attention to surroundings. Phoenix Barrow Neurological Institute researchers Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde have traveled the world to study how magicians fool the brain and the science behind that. They will talk about their new book based on that research, "Sleights of Mind," as Tony the Magician performs tricks they will analyze.
Guests:
  • Stephen Macknik - Phoenix Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Susana Martinez-Conde - Phoenix Barrow Neurological Institute
Category: Science


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