Psychology and Magic

Psychology and Magic

About This Video

GoCognitive interviewed Alym Amlani, practicing magician from Vancouver, BC, in October 2008. Through some simple examples of magic tricks that are in the public domain, Alym draws interesting parallels between the study of magic and the study of cognitive psychology. He points out that many of the basic elements of good magic tricks rely on controlling an observer's attention and expectations - both topics that have been central to cognitive psychology.
Tags:
attention, magic
Duration:
00:12:38