Summer Series
The Psychology of Magic
Summer of Magic
Summer of Magic
Kent Axell, Eric Walton
Thu, August 16th, 2018 |
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
(Members $18)


Why do our minds believe the impossible? What is the phenomenon of top-down processing? Why and how does the brain fill in the blanks in an incomplete picture? Magicians Kent Axell and Eric Walton uncover the answers through fascinating examples and live demonstrations from their own professional repertoires. The program will close with an example of the psychology at work. Witness the impossible while knowing full well that you are being artistically deceived!


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

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