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Your Brain on a Magic Trick-The Science of Illusion

Your Brain on a Magic Trick-The Science of Illusion | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Reality and our perception of it are incommensurate to a far greater degree than is commonly believed. "PINCH a coin at its edge between the thumb and first fingers of your right hand and begin to place it in your left palm, without letting go. Begin to close the fingers of the left hand. The instant the coin is out of sight, extend the last three digits of your right hand and secretly retract the coin. Make a fist with your left — as if holding the coin — as your right hand palms the coin and drops to the side.

You’ve just performed what magicians call a retention vanish: a false transfer that exploits a lag in the brain’s perception of motion, called persistence of vision. When done right, the spectator will actually see the coin in the left palm for a split second after the hands separate."

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Magic and the Brain | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Magic and the Brain | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

TV host and “technologist” Keith Barry shows you some unbelievable magic and “how easy it is to manipulate the human mind once you know how.” Keith Barry shows how to trick the human brain with routines that exploit its bugs and loopholes, and offering a revealing look at the software between our ears.

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