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Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions

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Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the worlds greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. The implications of neuromagic go beyond illuminating our behavior; early research points to new approaches for everything from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Fun and accessible, Sleights of Mind is "a tour through consciousness, attention, and deception via the marriage of professional magic and cognitive neuroscience" (Vanessa Schipani, The Scientist).  

About the Author

Stephen L. Macknik, Ph.D., is Director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Susana Martinez-Conde, Ph.D., is Director of the Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience at BNI. Sandra Blakeslee is a regular contributor to "Science Times" at The New York Times who specializes in the brain sciences, and the author of several books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312611675
Author:
Macknik, Stephen L.
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
Martinez-Conde, Susana
Author:
Blakeslee, Sandra
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Life Sciences - Neuroscience
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Anatomy and Physiology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 12 bandw illustrations and 19 b
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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