Ginger Campbell, MD

BS 165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

BS 165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

This episode is an encore presentation of an interview with neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. We talk about their international bestseller "Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions." Macknik and Martinez-Conde are neuroscientists who study vision, but several years ago they had the innovative idea of collaborating with magicians to explore how their use of both visual and cognitive illusions reveals secrets about how our brains work. This may sound esoteric, but it has practical consequences, especially for making sound decisions in our complex world. I will be back in 2 weeks with a new interview with Stephen Macknik. Links and References: Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde Stephen Macknik Susana Martinez-Conde Please Visit Our Sponsors: BetterHelp at http://betterhelp.com/ginger TextExpander at TextExpander.com/podcast Announcements:   Brain Science will be coming out twice a month in 2020 on the second and 4th Friday. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn you can support Brain Science at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Learn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/coaching Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows. Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell: Email: brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com Voicemail: http://speakpipe.com/docartemis

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