Join us on Thursday 14 March for a unique combination of magic show, book launch and talk by Gustav Kuhn on his new book Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic
About the book:
How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the mysteries of the human mind.
What do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind? We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that we have been fooled. Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible, or at least beyond our powers of explanation? In Experiencing the Impossible, Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic. Kuhn, a psychologist and a magician, reveals the intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the human mind that the scientific study of magic provides.
Find out more about the book & authour here: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/experiencing-impossible#buying-options-drawer
More about the event format:
Magic performance with an interactive lecture based on the book, followed by questions and answers
After the event is finished the audience will have the opportunity to buy the book and get it signed
Complimentary drink included with ticket