Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic – free exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London

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  1. editor

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  2. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    Ooh, would like to see that if I manage to get down to that London in time. :thumbs:
    Is that you in the first pic?
     
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    yeh editor's the one upside down
     
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  4. editor

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    No, but it's my detachable hand in the second pic.
     
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  5. editor

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    Interesting thing I learnt: what your brain processes is actually 1/10th second in the past.
     
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  6. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

  7. 8ball

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    That seems very quick for most people. :hmm:
     
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  8. 8ball

    8ball Resident Right-Winger

    I hope they were grateful for your willingness to lend a hand.
     
  9. hash tag

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    There are many excellent exhibitions on at the Wellcome. I will have to get my daughter down for this one.
     
  10. hash tag

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    We saw Smoke and Mirrors and are still arguing about how the pen disappearing trick shown in the entrance was done; please help!!!

    Found it interesting as to how we can be made to believe things things that do not actually exist, have not really happened...
     
  11. 8ball

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    Or did you? :hmm:
     
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I can't remember it now, sorry!
     
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  15. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob


    Mate of mine is in the Magic Circle and makes a decent living from magic, YouTube Ben Williams Magic to see him in action. The stuff he does is astonishing, but we never ask how it is done, as he acknowledges that once he tells you your response is, “Oh, that’s dull.”
     
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  16. hash tag

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    The smoke n mirrors is more about the psychology of it all and how they make you think you see something that isn't there. There are 3 or 4 things
    where they show you how the illusion is performed to demonstrate that what "happened" is in your head. A great exhibition. And when explained to you
    the obvious thing is oh, partly because you feel stupid because it is obvious and you should have known better. :)
     
  17. UrbaneFox

    UrbaneFox Car Cleaning Guru

    Arthur Conan Doyle was a bit of a Count Arthur Strong know-all.:D
     
  18. hash tag

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    ACD is covered in the exhibition. He who had fairies at the bottom of his garden etc.
     
  19. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Ben also does mind-reading and all that shit too. Basically the fucker makes can plant a thought in your head and make you feel that you thought it.
     

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