Tagged: magic

We performed magic tricks on birds to see how they perceive the world - Hot off the press

Guest Author Jun 04, 2021

Elias Garcia-Pelegrin, University of Cambridge   Magic tricks can teach us about how the brain works. Magic capitalises on very specific blind spots in people’s attention and perception so the techniques that magicians use to trick audiences are particularly interesting to psychologists like me. Misdirection, for example, relies on the control of the audience’s attention to fool them. A … Read More

Chemistry Extravaganza – The Movie - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 12, 2012

A few months ago I blogged about the Chemistry Extravaganza which was organised by the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. Making use of the skills of chemistry teachers Rudi Jansen and Graham Townsend, an audience of over 200 people was kept enthralled with a range of chemistry demonstrations. I have now discovered that someone recorded … Read More