How do magicians fool their audiences? In order to find out what's going on in the brains of people who are watching magic tricks, researchers are using fMRI scanning technology on volunteers. Hey, it's just one more more way to have fun in the lab!
In New Scientist, Ewen Callaway quotes neuroscientist Ben Parris as saying that brain scans serve as a "lie detector for magic tricks," because they show us how our brains deal with things that just don't add up.
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