Complexity Digest 2011.02 - 19.06
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Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions, Henry Holt and Co.
Summary: The authors, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world's greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. This book is the result of the authors' yearlong, world-wide exploration of magic and how its principles apply to our behavior. Magic tricks fool us because humans have hardwired processes of attention and awareness that are hackable: a good magician uses your mind's own intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu. Now magic can reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. (...)
- Source: Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions
[ http://www.amazon.com/dp/0805092811?tag=compldiges-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0805092811&adid=0BE0FT521J52ZVYRAJ7P& ], Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Sandra Blakeslee, Henry Holt and Co., 2010/11/09
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