Date – January 11, 2011 read by Derek
Today's guests are Dr. Stephen L. Macknik and Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde.
Dr. Macknik and Dr. Martinez-Conde are both laboratory directors at the
Barrow Neurological Institute.
They are also members of the illustrious Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle).
These neuroscientists are the co-authors of:
Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions
Skeptic History Notes–
British psychic researcher Harry Price was born January 17, 1881.
The January issue of Fortean Times contains a feature article on his famous case
Gef the talking mongoose.
English philosopher Francis Bacon was born January 22, 1561.
The first episode of Alternative Medicine: The Evidence (on acupuncture) aired on
January 24, 2006.
Complaints about the program to the BBC by Simon Singh were eventually upheld.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! just ended its final season. It began on Showtime on
January 24, 2003.
Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first U.S. town to fluoridate its water on
January 25, 1945.
Prominent fluoridation critic Dr. George Waldbott was born January 14, 1898.
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Drs. Macknik and Martinez-Conde call their new discipline neuromagic.
This multi-year project included illustrious magic advisors including:
The Amazing James Randi
Jamy Ian Swiss
Uri Gellar purports his magical talents are supernatural in origin.
Some magicians call themselves psychics.
The Amazing James Randi exposed Gellar in 1972.
David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear on tv in 1983.
You can view the Standing wave of invisibility in action here.
Sleights of Mind is co-authored by Sandra Blakeslee.
You can hear an interview with Sandra Blakeslee on the Brain Science Podcast.
Lots of additional information available at The Sleights of Mind website.