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The Science of Magic

  • PianoFight 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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!

Food and drink available for purchase  All ages welcome

Food and drink available for purchase

All ages welcome

$15 at the door

The Science of Magic

Luigi Anzivino

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

Comedy Magician

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.

Check out his website and TEDx Talk!

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