Saturday Scholar Series


Location: Snite Museum - Annenberg Auditorium

“The Magic of the Mind: Illusion, Misdirection, and Deception in Our Everyday Lives”

James Brockmole, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Collegiate Chair

On stage, magicians create a fantasy of impossibility that audiences are willing to believe to be real. Using real-world examples and demonstrations, this talk explains why we are prone to see what isn’t there, miss what is right before our eyes, remember seeing things that didn’t happen, and nevertheless make it through a day of living unscathed. 

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