Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind

Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind (click images to enlarge)
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Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind

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From the back areas of New york city City's olden magic societies to advanced psychology laboratories, three-card monte video games on Canal Road to glossy Vega gambling establishments, Fooling Houdini states Alex Stone's journey to sign up with the ranks of master magicians.As he browses this eccentric and periodically very funny subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone draws back the curtain on a neighborhood shrouded in privacy, sustained by fixation and shine, and organized around one overriding demand: to show one's worth by deceiving others.But his trip is greater than a story of methods, jobs, and geeks. By investing several of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, or even criminal offense, throughout the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini reaches a host of surprising revelations concerning exactly how the mind works-- and why, sometimes, it doesn't. Amazon.com Ideal Books of the Month, June 2012: Before reading



this publication, I thought magic was a little inane. The magicians of my memory put on capes and makeup. They pulled doves from their hats and deployed a great deal of smoke. However in Fooling Houdini, Alex Stone reveals a world far much deeper and fascinating than I ever visualized. After neglecting at the Magic Olympics in Stockholm, Stone gets serious concerning the art of illusion. He goes to magic colleges and seeks among the most effective"card technicians "worldwide. Along the way, he learns exactly how criminal empires were built on olden magic rip-offs. He studies the art of mind-reading. And also he explains exactly how magicians make use of intellectual unseen areas to make the impossible happen in public. He pursues every dark nook of the magic globe in quest of the best goal-- a routine so mindboggling that it would mislead various other master magicians. Does he be successful? I 'd tell you the response, however that would spoil the magic.-- Benjamin Moebius

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