With a deft sleight of hand or a mind-boggling trick, magicians have enthralled and captivated audiences over the centuries. What is really going on that tricks your mind into seeing something appear out of nothing or vanish into thin air? Are there limitations of our brain that magicians are using to their advantage?
A former neuroscientist joins us to break down the Science of Magic followed by a professional magician who will demonstrate some beginner’s tricks during a Magic learner’s workshop!
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The Science of Magic
PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience
Luigi Anzivino is a former neuroscientist who currently works as a science educator at the Exploratorium, as well as performing sleight of hand magic for audiences of all kinds.
He’s been combining his background and passion to examine the relationship between magic, attention, and consciousness.
Magic Learner's Workshop
Robert Strong has been voted San Francisco's “Best Magician” three times. He has performed in over 40 countries, in all 50 states, on every major TV network, and twice at the White House.
Learn about the techniques that magicians exploit to trick your mind.