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

About the Series:

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.

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September 14, 2018

Health and SocietyBrainCollege of Arts and LettersJames BrockmolePsychologySocial Sciences