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

Alex Stone


From the again rooms of recent York City’s age-old magic societies to state of the art psychology labs, three-card monte video games on Canal road to sleek Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to hitch the ranks of grasp magicians.

As he navigates this quirky and sometimes hilarious tradition populated via fabulous eccentrics, Stone pulls again the curtain on a group shrouded in secrecy, fueled by means of obsession and brilliance, and arranged round one overriding want: to end up one’s worthy through deceiving others.

But his trip is greater than a story of tips, gigs, and geeks. by means of making an investment a number of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, historical past, or even crime, throughout the lens of trickery and phantasm, Fooling Houdini arrives at a bunch of startling revelations approximately how the brain works--and why, occasionally, it doesn’t.

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