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‘The Neuroscience of Magic’ at Cubberley Community Theatre

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MAGIC MIND: Magician Robert Strong (pictured) teams up with UCSF neurology professor to explore the the mind's magic.

MAGIC MIND: Magician Robert Strong (pictured) teams up with UCSF neurology professor to explore the the mind's magic.

The question is not whether an individual believes in magic, but rather: can anyone trust their own brain? Adam Gazzaley, professor of neurology at UC San Francisco, joins Robert Strong, the Comedy Magician—voted San Francisco’s best magician three times—to explore the neuroscience of magic. An actual field of study, neuromagic started in 2005 with the work of neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, author of the book Sleights of Mind, which explores the ways our minds can play tricks on us and uses that data to draw informed conclusions about the true nature of human cognition.

The Neuroscience of Magic
Wed, 7pm, $5+
Cubberley Community Theatre, Palo Alto

 

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