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Magic By Misdirection

Author : Dariel Fitzkee
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Genre : Games & Activities
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Category: Games & Activities

Magic And Misdirection

Author : Monty Witt
ISBN : 9781312280854
Genre : Performing Arts
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Misdirection in it's simplest sense is diverting an audience members attention away from the secret action. Any magician can improve their magic and overall effectiveness by learning the principles of misdirection. What you will learn ... ... why magicians use misdirection. ... when to use misdirection. ... the principles of misdirection. ... the different types of misdirection used by magicians. ... how to use misdirection with different types of magic. ... the correct timing for misdirection. ... why misdirection works. Misdirection is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing in order to distract its attention from another. Managing the audience's attention is the aim of all magicians. Misdirection is uses by magicians to manipulate the audience's perceptions. This leads them to draw false conclusions. Misdirection is about making sure that your spectators do not see things you do not want them to see.
Category: Performing Arts

The Psychology Of Magic And The Magic Of Psychology

Author : Amir Raz
ISBN : 9782889450084
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Magicians have dazzled audiences for many centuries; however, few researchers have studied how, let alone why, most tricks work. The psychology of magic is a nascent field of research that examines the underlying mechanisms that conjurers use to achieve enchanting phenomena, including sensory illusions, misdirection of attention, and the appearance of mind-control and nuanced persuasion. Most studies to date have focused on either the psychological principles involved in watching and performing magic or “neuromagic” - the neural correlates of such phenomena. Whereas performers sometimes question the contributions that modern science may offer to the advancement of the magical arts, the history of magic reveals that scientific discovery often charts new territories for magicians. In this research topic we sketch out the symbiotic relationship between psychological science and the art of magic. On the one hand, magic can inform psychology, with particular benefits for the cognitive, social, developmental, and transcultural components of behavioural science. Magicians have a large and robust set of effects that most researchers rarely exploit. Incorporating these effects into existing experimental, even clinical, paradigms paves the road to innovative trajectories in the study of human behaviour. For example, magic provides an elegant way to study the behaviour of participants who may believe they had made choices that they actually did not make. Moreover, magic fosters a more ecological approach to experimentation whereby scientists can probe participants in more natural environments compared to the traditional lab-based settings. Examining how magicians consistently influence spectators, for example, can elucidate important aspects in the study of persuasion, trust, decision-making, and even processes spanning authorship and agency. Magic thus offers a largely underused armamentarium for the behavioural scientist and clinician. On the other hand, psychological science can advance the art of magic. The psychology of deception, a relatively understudied field, explores the intentional creation of false beliefs and how people often go wrong. Understanding how to methodically exploit the tenuous twilight zone of human vulnerabilities – perceptual, logical, emotional, and temporal – becomes all the more revealing when top-down influences, including expectation, symbolic thinking, and framing, join the fray. Over the years, science has permitted magicians to concoct increasingly effective routines and to elicit heightened feelings of wonder from audiences. Furthermore, on occasion science leads to the creation of novel effects, or the refinement of existing ones, based on systematic methods. For example, by simulating a specific card routine using a series of computer stimuli, researchers have decomposed the effect and reconstructed it into a more effective routine. Other magic effects depend on meaningful psychological knowledge, such as which type of information is difficult to retain or what changes capture attention. Behavioural scientists measure and study these factors. By combining analytical findings with performer intuitions, psychological science begets effective magic. Whereas science strives on parsimony and independent replication of results, magic thrives on reproducing the same effect with multiple methods to obscure parsimony and minimise detection. This Research Topic explores the seemingly orthogonal approaches of scientists and magicians by highlighting the crosstalk as well as rapprochement between psychological science and the art of deception.
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The Handbook Of Attention

Author : Jonathan Fawcett
ISBN : 9780262029698
Genre : Psychology
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An authoritative overview of current research on human attention, emphasizing the relation between cognitive phenomena observed in the laboratory and in the real world.
Category: Psychology

The Human Face Of Computing

Author : Cristian S Calude
ISBN : 9781783266456
Genre : Computers
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Computation is ubiquitous: modern life would be inconceivable without it. Written as a series of conversations with influential computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists, this book provides access to the inner thinking of those who have made essential contributions to the development of computing and its applications. You will learn about the interviewees' education, career path, influences, methods of work, how they cope with failure and success, how they relax, how they see the future, and much more. The conversations are presented in jargon-free language suitable for a general audience, but with enough technical detail for more specialized readers. The aim of the book is not only to inform and entertain, but also to motivate and stimulate. Contents:Computing Science: Formal Methods (Dines Bjørner) Computer System and Network Performance Analysis (Erol Gelenbe)From Theoretical Computer Science to Behavioural Programming, Biology and Smell (David Harel) Computational Complexity (Juris Hartmanis)From Theory to Library of Efficient Data Types and Algorithms (LEDA) and Algorithm Engineering (Kurt Mehlhorn) Theoretical Computer Science (Arto Salomaa) Concurrent Systems Specification and Verification (Joseph Sifakis) Information-Based Complexity (Joseph F Traub)A Stroll Through the Gardens of Computer Science (Ian H Witten)Computing in Biology, Mathematics and Physics: Experimental Mathematics (Jon Borwein) Constructive Mathematics (Douglas Bridges)Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Philosophy (Gregory Chaitin) Qualitative Computing (Françoise Chatelin) Computability, Complexity Theory, Reverse Mathematics and Algorithmic Information Theory (Rod Downey) Informatics, Physics and Mathematics (Jozef Gruska) Computations and Natural Sciences (Giuseppe Longo) My Life Is Not a Conveyor Belt (Yuri Manin) Mathematical Analysis, Languages and Fractals (Solomon Marcus) Information, Quantum Mechanics and Probabilities (Mioara Mugur-Schachter) Natural Computing (Grzegorz Rozenberg) Social Aspects of Computing: Internet (Brian E Carpenter) Systems, Art and CONICYT (Eric Goles) Mathematics, Computer Science and Life (Yuri Gurevich)Computing and Thinking about the Future (Hermann Maurer) From Theory and Practice in Computing to Research Ethics and the Surveillance State (Moshe Y Vardi) Compiler Construction and Dagstuhl (Reinhard Wilhelm) Readership: Readers and specialists with a background in computer science interested in the lives and motivations of eminent computer scientists. Key Features:Unique format and treatmentFeatures eminent scientistsIncludes stimulating conversations with renowned scientistsKeywords:Computing;ConversationsReviews: "Cristian Calude has assembled a remarkable collection of fascinating essays by distinguished computer scientists concerning the myriad ways in which computers impact our lives at this time and how they will do so in the future." Martin Davis author of The Universal Computer "Let us thank Cristian Calude for having produced this accurate and inspiring book on the human aspects of computer science." Maurice Nivat French Academy of Sciences
Category: Computers

Magic

Author : Earle Jerome Coleman
ISBN : UOM:39015015031274
Genre : Reference
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An excellent and exhaustive expansion of Coleman's 20-page chapter in Volume 3 of the valuable "Handbook of American Popular Culture." . . . Contents include a preface, introduction, chapters on history of magic, principles and appreciation, manuals on performance, relation to the other arts, ' biographies, and appendixes of historical dates, periodicals, directories, research collections, and dealers. Chapters contain very thorough bibliographies and there are author and subject indexes. It is impossible to imagine a more thorough guide to magic. "Choice" The work as a whole is an extremely valuable compilation of, and commentary on, nearly 1,000 titles dealing with magic, conjuring, and tricks that fool the eye. . . . It is] a superb addition to any library's collection of books on the history, psychology, and techniques of magic. "Reference Books Bulletin" This reference guide provides a comprehensive view of magic, focusing on its history, psychology, techniques, and aesthetics. The text is in the form of topical bibliographical essays with additional theoretical remarks expressing Coleman's personal philosophy of conjuring. The work begins with a description of outstanding histories of magic and goes on to elucidate some of the major bibliographic sources on the principles of psychology and showmanship which separate the master conjurer from the amateur. Subsequent chapters evaluate manuals on the execution of magic, including all categories from card magic to stage illusions and telepathy.
Category: Reference

Magic In Theory

Author : Peter Lamont
ISBN : 9781907396564
Genre : Games
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A useful manual for any magician or curious spectator who wonders why the tricks seem so real, this guide examines the psychological aspects of a magician's work. Exploring the ways in which human psychology plays into the methods of conjuring rather than focusing on the individual tricks alone, this explanation of the general principles of magic includes chapters on the use of misdirection, sleight of hand, and reconstruction, provides a better understanding of this ancient art, and offers a section on psychics that warns of their deceptive magic skills.
Category: Games

Magic And Showmanship

Author : Henning Nelms
ISBN : 9780486136783
Genre : Games & Activities
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Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants.
Category: Games & Activities

Presto Magic For The Beginner

Author : George Schindler
ISBN : 0880293640
Genre : History
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Discusses the history and major categories of magic tricks in addition to describing the details of numerous tricks performed with household items.
Category: History