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The Psychology of Magic - with Gustav Kuhn

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Magic Tricks   |   Just for Fun   |   Psychology   |   Science   |   Technology  
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Gustav Kuhn performs magic to illustrate the neuroscience and psychology of how we can be duped by misdirection and optical illusions.
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This talk was hosted in conjunction with U3A.

Gustav Kuhn is a Reader in the department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and director of the MAGIC Lab. He is the leading researcher in the science of magic and he has authored over 70 scientific papers and a highly acclaimed book on the Science of Magic (Experiencing the Impossible, MIT press). He is also president of the Science of Magic Association, and a member of the Magic Circle.

This talk was filmed in the Ri on 7 October 2019.

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