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Magic in the Lab: Psychological Insights from Magician Anthony Barnhart

August 14 @ 1:00 pm


Magicians are informal cognitive scientists, testing their hypotheses in the real world, and writing papers meant to be read by scientists who study attention and perception.  Dr. Barnhart will discuss the history of interaction between psychologists and magicians. Using live performance and video, he will introduce techniques from the world of magic that has inspired scientific research.

Cognitive scientist, Anthony Barnhart, Ph.D., is Chair of the Dept. of Psychological Science at Carthage College and a professional magician. He studies attention and perception and has written many works on the interface of science and magic.  He is a founding member of the Science of Magic Association. 

This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at 1 PM.   Current paid CDHS members will receive an invite to the meeting via e-mail.  

ANYONE WHO IS NOT A CURRENT PAID MEMBER of CDHS CAN ATTEND.  Send an e-mail request to [email protected], several days prior, or log onto our Meetup page:  https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/.  Click on Join, then on Attend, and use the RSVP function and the link will be available to you.  

To learn more about us please go to:  www.humanistsociety.net 


August 14
1:00 pm
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