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Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

Penn & Teller's Cups-and-Balls Magic Trick

Ed. Note: Elements of this article first appeared in our book, Sleights of Mind, and a press release about our research article published in PeerJ. Video: Teller--Stuck ball experimental condition"Cups and Balls," a magic illusion in which balls appear and disappear under the cover of cups, is one of the oldest magic tricks in history, with documented descriptions going back to Roman conjurors in 3 B.C.

March 14, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Let the Chase Begin

Photo Credit: Gary Armstrong, Barrow Neurological Institute Welcome to Illusion Chasers ! We are Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik, two neuroscientists and laboratory directors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

March 13, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

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