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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