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Magic and the Brain

, Abramson Family Recital Hall

Updated 10/6/14

"Magic and the Brain" features renowned neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the new discipline of neuromagic and authors of the book Sleights of Mind. Understanding how our minds operate with magic can reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. Early neuromagic research also points to new approaches in a wide range of disciplines, from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Macknik and Martinez-Conde researched some of the world's greatest magicians to see what techniques they used to trick the brain. Please see more in the Magic and the Brain preview article.

This is the first event hosted by the new Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research and Innovation (CAPRI). Macknik and Martinez-Conde will present from 7-8 p.m. in the Abramson Family Recital Hall. After the presentation, interactive demonstrations will take place in the Katzen Arts Center that showcase innovation and technology research at AU that blend scientific research, art, and experimental technology. The event is open to people of all ages. For more information about Macknik and Martinez-Conde, please visit

Admission is free, and the event is open to people of all ages.
CAS Dean's Office
Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research and Innovation
Katzen Arts Center
Mimi Fittig

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