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.