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"Sleights of Mind" by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

  • Sep 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our September book club selection is "Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions" by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde with Sandra Blakeslee.

Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world’s greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. The implications of neuromagic go beyond illuminating our behavior; early research points to new approaches for everything from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Fun and accessible, Sleights of Mind is "a tour through consciousness, attention, and deception via the marriage of professional magic and cognitive neuroscience.

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  • Anastasia P.

    I am in a bind here as my babysitter cannot watch my daughter tomorrow and the same situation with the other one...so I may have to miss tomorrow's meeting, unfortunately. You all know what to do though, and I am sure you all will have a wonderful discussion. I spoke to the community manager at Barnes & Noble, they know we are coming. Please choose the book for October as we always do and let me know so I could schedule the October meetup. Sorry! I wish I could be with you tomorrow.
    ~Anastasia

    September 11, 2013

  • Diego S.

    Looks like I am gonna bail out ;(
    Sorry

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regrets... hope to make Oct. I've missed the company of this group of readers!

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Nancy W.

    Nancy Gewirtz

    August 28, 2013

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