(PDF/EPUB) [Experiencing the Impossible] Ù Gustav Kuhn

  • Hardcover
  • 296
  • Experiencing the Impossible
  • Gustav Kuhn
  • English
  • 18 June 2020
  • 9780262039468

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Gustav Kuhn õ 2 Read Review å Experiencing the Impossible É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free N reveals the intriguing and often unsettling insights into the human mind that the scientific study of magic providesMagic Kuhn explains creates a cognitive conflict between what we believe to be true for example a rabbit could not be in that hat and what we experience a rabbit has just come out of that hat Drawing on the latest psychological neurological and philosophical research he suggests that misdirection is at the heart of all magic tricks and he offers a scientific theory of misdirection He explores among other topics our propens Anyone who knows me knows I m a bit of a magic junkie I love watching great magicians and love that feeling of shock and surprise when I see what I d thought impossible happen in front of me So when I heard the the Welcome Collection in London was doing a Smoke and Mirrors exhibition looking at the science behind magic I had to goCurated by Gustav Kuhn the exhibition looks at the history of magic and how it s possible to use it as a basis to understand how the mind works This book is a companion piece to the exhibition and goes into even greater depth about the interplay between magic psychology and the neurosciences Never so complicated that it looses its audience Kuhn has written a great book and one that I will enjoy reading again and again

Summary Experiencing the Impossible

Experiencing the Impossible

Gustav Kuhn õ 2 Read Review å Experiencing the Impossible É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ity for magical thinking the malleability of our perceptual experiences forgetting and misremembering free will and mind control and how magic is applied outside entertaiment the use of illusion in human computer interaction politics warfare and elsewhereWe may be surprised to learn how little of the world we actually perceive how little we can trust what we see and remember and how little we are in charge of our thoughts and actions Exploring magic Kuhn illuminates the complex and almost magical mechanisms underlying our daily activities Magic and the science of it The illusions the brain wiggles and eye wiggles that track and reveal our perceptions The hum and fun of our psyche trying desperately to make sense of everything outside and in The author is both a magician and psychologist who takes the latest scientific research on magic to give the reader insights into the mysteries of the human mind Perception is one of the most interesting parts of psychology and magic is all about perception Learning how magic works is a splendid way to make sense of our senses our memories our thoughts Yes this book does a good job of covering the subject but somehow it plodded instead of skipped through the material I guess that means it was a bit boring Not nearly as engaging as a good magic show but I enjoyed the book thoroughly nevertheless

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Gustav Kuhn õ 2 Read Review å Experiencing the Impossible É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free How the scientific study of magic reveals intriguing and often unsettling insights into the mysteries of the human mindWhat do we see when we watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat or read a person's mind We are captivated by an illusion; we applaud the fact that we have been fooled Why do we enjoy experiencing what seems clearly impossible or at least beyond our powers of explanation In Experiencing the Impossible Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic Kuhn a psychologist and a magicia I have to admit I find magic acts rather tedious entertainment but I do enjoy trying to work out how the trick was done and then ideally finding out how it really was undertaken so I was fascinated by the idea of a book that claims to cover the science of magic By magic I should stress I don t mean the fantasy sorcery version but the very down to earth engineered version used in magic shows This handsome book proved to be a distinct curate s egg there were sections I pretty much skip read as they were somewhat dull but other parts that really captured my attentionThe reason that some sections don t work so well was the classic academic writer s problem of not realising the importance of narrative and storytelling which you d think a practising magician like Gustav Kuhn would realise The book comes alive when we are told about specific tricks or people or situations but s Constantine and the Council of Nicaea: Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity, 325 CE not realising the importance of Le Corbusier. meubles et interieurs 1905–1965 narrative and storytelling which you d think a practising magician like Gustav Kuhn would realise The book comes alive when we are told about specific tricks or people or situations but s