Bioscience

Doctors turn to magic to discover more about our mind

July 8, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[SOurce: AZFamily.com] – Magicians from David Copperfield to David Blaine have been amazing audiences for years.

From small to big tricks, people usually cannot figure out how they are done. It is that unknown that has caught the attention of some neuroscientists at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde explains, “We realized the magicians are the manipulators of conscience and awareness so it just seems so obvious.”

It was so obvious that doctors Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik have enlisted the help of several different magicians to discover the brain’s mechanisms, underlying attention and awareness.

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