Ever wondered how magicians make things disappear before your eyes? The real magic is in your mind.
For one night only, a magician, a psychologist, and a magician who is also a psychologist, have teamed up to demonstrate some of the psychological techniques magicians use to amaze us.
The show interweaves high-energy live performance with demonstrations of the latest research in cognitive psychology. You’ll witness astonishing illusions and learn the science behind them.
This will be a truly enlightening evening for anyone who loves being entertained and amazed.
Dr Megan Freeth lectures in psychology at the University of Sheffield. Her main academic interests are visual attention and eye movement (using eye tracking technology).
Dr Gustav Kuhn is a magician and senior lecturer in psychology at Goldsmith’s, University of London. His research interests are visual perception and the factors that determine our conscious perception of the world.
Steve Faulkner is a world-class magician, now based in Sheffield. Steve began his performing career at circus school where he became a professional juggler. For years he made his living entertaining the crowds in the world famous Covent Garden, becoming one of the world’s most successful street performers.