Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TED Talk Tuesday - Apollo Robbins

I love magic.  The acting, the misdirection.  All of it playing on the frailty of our senses and perceptions.  Magic and neuroscience go together.  Apollo Robbins is a magician on the show Brain Games.  He came to TED to talk about the art of misdirection.  People are not as perceptive as they believe themselves to be.  A little feint in one direction distracts us from the real action the other way.  Magicians master this skill and teach us a lot about our ability to perceive the world around us.

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