Experiencing The Impossible: The Science of Magic Historic/Heritage

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In this talk Dr Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic.

Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible, or at least beyond our powers of explanation?

In this talk Dr Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic. Kuhn, a psychologist and a magician, reveals the intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the human mind that the scientific study of magic provides. Gustav will perform magic and then discuss how magician and magic creates a cognitive conflict between what we believe to be true (for example, a rabbit could not be in that hat) and what we experience (a rabbit has just come out of that hat!).

Drawing on the latest psychological, neurological, and philosophical research, he suggests that misdirection is at the heart of all magic tricks, and he offers a scientific theory of misdirection. It’s not all about rabbits.

Dr Gustav Kuhn is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths, where he the Chair of the Recruitment Outreach and Marketing Committee. He is also president of the Science of Magic Association (SOMA) and a member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and the Magic Circle (M.M.C).

Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

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Date(s)10 Jun 2019
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VenueConway Hall
Address25 Red Lion Square, London, Greater London,
WC1R4RL

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Event Details

Date10 Jun 2019
Time(s)6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CostGBP 5.87
VenueConway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
Greater London
WC1R4RL
Phone02074051818
CategoryHistoric/Heritage


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