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Or are you fooled as easily as the rest of us?

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To understand more about how the magician controls the viewer's gaze, it might be interesting to compute automatic visual salience measures on the video frames. Visual salience might explain some of the viewer's...

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For example, are any of you amateur magicians in your spare time?

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How has your understanding of magic contributed to a greater understanding of the brain?

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Hi! Performance is pretty good in both conditions (particularly in the clear condition). What happens if you grab some attention elsewhere at relevant moments. For example, have a mudsplash or flashing light behind the magician.... flashing/appearing "randomly",...

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Do you have any particular experiments coming up in the near future that have been inspired by magicians?

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What is the most important thing you have learned from the time you have spent studying magicians so far?

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Scientists can obviously learn from magicians. Are magicians learning something from what scientists are finding out about illusions and how they work?

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- On The Neuroscience of Illusion

Who: Dr. Stephen Macknik, Director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde, Director of the Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience, and Mr. Hector Rieiro, graduate student at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

What: Drs. Macknik and Martinez-Conde and Mr. Rieiro have studied a magic trick filmed in magician duo Penn & Teller’s theater in Las Vegas, to illuminate the neuroscience of illusion. Their results advance our understanding of how observers can be misdirected and will aid magicians as they work to improve their art.

Drs. Macknik and Martinez-Conde and Mr. Rieiro will be answering your questions live from 8am-10am PST, regarding their article, magic illusions, or any other topic of relevance to visual neuroscience.

When: December 17, 2013 08:00 am PST

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