28 Jan 2019

Don't be fooled! Magic tricks & the psychology of the mind

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 28 January 2019
Tricking the mind - what do you see first?

Tricking the mind - what do you see first? Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY

What do illusions tell us about how our mind works and what is it about human cognition that makes us fooled by trickery?

Kathryn talks with Professor Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins, former professional magician and artist in residence in the Department of Psychology, at the University of Cambridge.  They are co-founders of  'The Captured Thought' -  an arts and science collaboration that explores mental time travel and the subjective experience of thinking.