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The Resource Experiencing the impossible : the science of magic, Gustav Kuhn

Experiencing the impossible : the science of magic, Gustav Kuhn

Label
Experiencing the impossible : the science of magic
Title
Experiencing the impossible
Title remainder
the science of magic
Statement of responsibility
Gustav Kuhn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Magic is one of the most enduring forms of entertainment and poses some of the most fundamental philosophical and psychological questions. Despite this, perhaps surprisingly, magic has received very little attention from people outside its sphere. In recent years psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers have started to study magic more systematically, and the science of magic is now a field of its own. We now have scientific data that helps explain psychological and neurological mechanisms that underpin these mystifying experiences. The author is a magician and psychologist, and in this book, he discusses the latest scientific research on magic, which provides intriguing, and often unsettling insights into the mysteries of the human mind. Magic exploits surprising, and often counterintuitive psychological principles, and understanding these cognitive processes will challenge your beliefs about your own capabilities. How much of your world do you really perceive? Can you trust what you see and remember? Who is in charge of your thoughts and actions? In the final part we will see how magic is applied to areas outside entertainment and discuss some of the reasons we so captivated by this art from. Experiencing the Impossible will help you appreciate the complex, and almost magical neurological mechanisms that underpin many of our daily activities"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhn, Gustav
Dewey number
793.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1611
LC item number
.K84 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Magic
  • Magie
  • Wissenschaft
  • Psychologie
Label
Experiencing the impossible : the science of magic, Gustav Kuhn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is magic? -- How to create magic -- The belief in real magic -- The gaps in our conscious experience -- Seeing is believing -- Memory illusions -- Mind control and the magician's force -- Mind control through hypnosis -- Applied magic -- How to advance the magic endeavor?
Control code
1043053303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780262039468
Lccn
2018024062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028910102
System control number
(OCoLC)1043053303
Label
Experiencing the impossible : the science of magic, Gustav Kuhn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is magic? -- How to create magic -- The belief in real magic -- The gaps in our conscious experience -- Seeing is believing -- Memory illusions -- Mind control and the magician's force -- Mind control through hypnosis -- Applied magic -- How to advance the magic endeavor?
Control code
1043053303
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780262039468
Lccn
2018024062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028910102
System control number
(OCoLC)1043053303

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