Bioscience

Neuroscientists: Why is the brain deceived as if by magic?

October 19, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: USA Today] – They seem an unlikely match, but magicians and neuroscientists are pairing up to share their knowledge and learn more about the workings of the human mind.

At the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago on Saturday, thousands of scientists gathered to watch magicians perform and then chat about attention, memory and perception.

“There is no better way to see how the mind works than to study how we can be deceived,” says Thomas Carew, president of the Society for Neuroscience.

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