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Neuroscientists are learning new tricks from professional magicians, as they struggle to understand how the brain works. Magicians take advantage of how our nervous systems, including our eyes and sense of touch, are wired to perceive "impossible" illusions (NOTE:...
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It's Magic

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...

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Magician on Coast Tonight

Magician Brandon Scott will be on Coast to Coast AM on Monday, July 9. This is the magician Anne Strieber went to see when she had her time warp experience with Starfire Tor. Don't miss it!

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Sword Swallowing Science

Occasionally we've written about magic on this website?and sometimes quantum physics can SEEM like magic. Now science has turned its attention to sword swallowing.

Radiologist Brian Witcombe and Dan Meyer, of Sword Swallowers' Association International, sent out medical questionnaires to over 100 professional sword swallowers to...

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Real Magic

We know that magicians are fooling us, but why can't we catch them at it? Or is there such a thing a REAL magic?

In, Charles Q. Choi quotes psychologist Gustav Kuhn as saying, "It made sense to look at magicians to advance knowledge of human cognition, since magicians have been working on figuring out how certain...

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Mugger Magic

Using a sleight of hand move he calls "reverse pickpocketing," magician David Copperfield used his special powers to fend off four Florida muggers recently. Keep reading to find out more.

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