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    • Sleights of Mind

    • What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions
    • By: Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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    Have you ever wondered how a magician saws a woman in half? Or makes coins materialize out of thin air? Or reads your mind? Magic tricks work because humans have a hardwired process of attention and awareness that is hackable. A good magician uses your mind's intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu, to fool you every time, even when you know full well that you are being tricked.

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    • By Roy on 11-19-10

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    • Driving Toward Crashless Cars

    • Scientific American
    • By: Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen L. Macknik, Scientific American
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Next-generation automotive safety technology could give us vehicles that are difficult to crash � and eventually may not need drivers at all. This article was published in the December 2008 edition of Scientific American.

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