Tue Nov 19 from 7-9pm, there is a free comedy magic neuroscience performance at Stanford. Comedic magic is performed and how the brain is tricked is discussed by a neuroscientist. The format is geared toward adults and maybe teens. I saw it in SF. It was excellent and so funny. Please gather to check it out. Please save seats for other Meetup members. There is a Q&A session after. I have to be at a school event that night unfortunately.
The website says:
"From ancient conjurers to quick-handed con artists to big ticket Las Vegas illusionists, magicians throughout the ages have been expertly manipulating human attention and perception to dazzle and delight us (or scare us, or steal our watches). Of course you know that the phenomena of cognitive and sensory illusions are responsible for the “magic” of a magic trick, but you’ve got to admit it still kind of freaks you out when some some guy in a top hat defies the laws of nature right in front of your eyes. Come meet neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and magician Robert Strong as they team up to demonstrate how magicians use our brains as their accomplices in effecting the impossible — and to explain what scientists can learn about the brain by studying the methods and techniques of magic. This event is presented in partnership with Ask a Scientist and the Humanist Connection at Stanford."
Doors open at 6:30
It's free - registration is required. Donation to Wonderfest is encouraged: