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Postby Eric Fry » 10/27/10 01:51 PM

Amazon is pre-selling a book called "Sleights of Mind" that looks interesting. I wasn't able to provide a link without linking my own Amazon account.
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Postby Christian » 10/27/10 03:27 PM

There's a new book that contains both "Sleight of Mind" and "Geist". It's called "Mischief" and is out now.

(Assuming you're talking about Sleight of Mind by Ian Harling and Martin Nyrup)
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Postby Eric Fry » 10/27/10 03:31 PM

Nope. Sorry I can't provide a link. Search it on Amazon.

"Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world's greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. This book is the result of the authors' yearlong, world-wide exploration of magic and how its principles apply to our behavior. Magic tricks fool us because humans have hardwired processes of attention and awareness that are hackablea good magician uses your mind's own intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu.

Now magic can reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. For instance, if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn you'd never buy, the salesperson was probably a master at creating the "illusion of choice," a core technique of magic. The implications of neuromagic go beyond illuminating our behavior; early research points to new approaches for everything from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Sleights of Mind makes neuroscience fun and accessible by unveiling the key connections between magic and the mind."
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Postby Jim Maloney » 10/27/10 04:06 PM

Here's a link.

Eric: I'm not sure what link you were trying, but it shouldn't link to your account. It might just appear that way because you would naturally be logged into your account on your computer. But no matter what link you provided, no one else would be able to get into your account unless they knew your e-mail/password.

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Postby Terry » 10/27/10 05:51 PM

This book was reviewed in this months MAGIC magazine.
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