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Science of Magic Association Summer Seminar

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Wellcome Collection

183 Euston Road

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SoMA Summer Seminar: Showcasing Science of Magic Research

In partnership with the Wellcome Collection, the Science of Magic Association (SoMA) will be holding a seminar showcasing some of the ways that contemporary academics have been using magic to drive and communicate research in perception, cognition, and psychological wellbeing.

The Science of Magic Association (SoMA) promotes rigorous research directed toward understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of magic. The idea of using magic illusions to study human cognition dates back to the earliest days of experimental psychology, and ’The Science of Magic’ has recently been undergoing something of a renaissance.

The seminar will feature an eclectic array of speakers all of whom are conducting research inspired by the art of magic. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of what it’s like to conduct research within the science of magic.

Ticket price £25 – Price includes Refreshments.

Speakers – To be confirmed

Chair: Dr. Mathew Tompkins

  • Dr. Gustav Kuhn - How exposure can enhance our appreciation for magic
  • Dr. Matt Prichard - Science, magic, and wonder in the classroom
  • Dr. Kim Uittenhove - The effect of a supposedly psychic events on paranormal beliefs
  • Steve Bagienski - Magic and wellbeing
  • Shringi Kumari - A Trick or Two for Game Design
  • Stuart Scott - Elements of deception
  • Adam Simmons - Breathe Magic
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