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Magic and the Brain in the Phoenix Theater!

Watch us pull a card out of your brain!

We were  thrilled to join world-renowned magicians James Randi and Mac King for an evening of science and magic!

Las Vegas is coming to Phoenix for a rare star-studded event that will mix the world’s greatest magic with the mysterious science of the brain. International-renowned magicians Mac King and the Amazing Randi will take the stage along with brain scientists from Barrow Neurological Institute in an evening titled “Magic and the Brain.” The September 17 charity event at Phoenix Theater will showcase the unusual partnership between scientists at Barrow and magicians who have traveled to the Institute to help medical researchers better understand the way the brain functions and how it is tricked. Barrow, located at St. Joseph’s Hospital, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and today does more brain surgeries than any hospital in the nation. The unusual medical research has been led by Drs. Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik. Mac King, who headlines in Vegas at Harrah’s and the Amazing Randi, who is the world’s Elder Statesman of Magic, will perform as the researchers try to explain the unexplainable.your brain.

Susana MartinezConde and Stephen L. Macknik


Book Tour!

Our book tour has launched! We signed copies of sleights of mind in the worth publishers booth at the society for neuroscience’s annual conference in San Diego last monday-Tuesday. On Thursday night, we were at the new York academy of sciences, for a joint presentation with James (aka the amaz!ng) randy, skeptic extraordinaire and founder of the one million dollar paranormal challenge, for anybody who can demonstrate psychic abilities in a controlled environment. Randi spoke about the dangers of making unfounded assumptions, both as spectators of magic shows and in life. Some of randi’s recent endeavors include debunking claims from homeopathic medicine. I highly recommend watching randi’s Ted lecture of 200?, in which he swallowed a “lethal” dose of homeopathic sleep pills onstage. A great stunt, here is the link:

Come see us in San Diego at SFN!

Our next appearance will be at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego (Publisher’s Row) on Monday, Nov 15th at 11am-12am. See you there!

Attend our lecture with James Randi in NYC, Thurs Nov 18th!

Come see our public appearance with James Randi (The Amaz!ng Randi) at the New York Academy of Science next Thursday ovember 18th at World Trade Center 7 in New York City. Its sponsored by Scientific American. Afterwards we’ll have a book signing of our new book Sleights of Mind, as well as our cover story in Scientific American Mind (Mind over Magic), and a reception. Online registration: