The Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal
The Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal
The Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal
The Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal
The Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal

The Spectacle of Illusion: Deception, Magic and the Paranormal

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In The Spectacle of Illusion, professional magician-turned experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins investigates the arts of deception as practised and popularised by mesmerists, magicians and psychics since the early 18th century. Organised thematically within a broadly chronological trajectory, this compelling book explores how illusions perpetuated by magicians and fraudulent mystics can not only deceive our senses but also teach us about the inner workings of our minds. Indeed, modern scientists are increasingly turning to magic tricks to develop new techniques to examine human perception, memory and belief.

  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1942884370

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