The Magic of the Mind: Illusion, Misdirection, and Deception in Our Everyday Lives
On stage, magicians create a fantasy of impossibility that audiences are willing to believe to be real. Using real-world examples and demonstrations, this talk explains why we are prone to see what isn’t there, miss what is right before our eyes, remember seeing things that didn’t happen, and nevertheless make it through a day of living unscathed. James Brockmole is the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Collegiate Chair
Saturday Scholars: A different game plan for autumn weekends.
You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.
Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium on a home football game Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.Learn More
September 14, 2018