Friday, August 08, 2008

Studify magic tricks for neuroscience.

Attention and awareness in stage magic: turning tricks into research


By studying magicians and their techniques, neuroscientists can learn powerful methods to manipulate attention and awareness in the laboratory. Such methods could be exploited to directly study the behavioural and neural basis of consciousness itself, for instance through the use of brain imaging and other neural recording techniques.


Source: Nature.com

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