Tag: magic

  • The Mythical Tricks of Magic Meet Psychology

    Scientific American Mind recently came out with a wonderful article on the use of magic in psychology. In it, they break down some tricks magicians and con artists use to manipulate your mind. One of my favorite things learned was something I’ll coin TTTNTTSBT. Or, the thing that’s not there that should be there. Basically, […]

  • David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min [Talk]

    It’s worth noting that Neatorama had this sound advice on atempting anything like this: Unlike conventional modern “magic,” what was involved in the underwater breathhold was not special effects or hidden technology.  Instead, Blaine prepared using a combination of hypoxic tent training to increase his hematocrit, preloading with 100% oxygen, meditation to decrease his oxygen […]