We're going to take a bit of a risk today, and try to explain the science of something extremely visual in a primarily auditory medium. We're going to talk about magic, why sleight-of-hand works, and what it says about how our brains function. Warning: magic spoilers ahead!
Helping us through this conversation are two experts in the field of ?neuro-magic.? Dr. Stephen Macknik and Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde are co-authors, along with Sandra Blakeslee, of ?Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About our Everyday Deceptions.?