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The Art of Cognitive Blindspots

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The Art of Cognitive Blindspots

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In this TEDx Talk, magician Kyle Eschen theatrically explains how he isn't tricking our eyes he's simply manipulating what we pay attention to.

Using two classics of magic, Kyle Eschen explores the psychological techniques that underlie theatrical deception. As people wander the world, they use assumptions and heuristics to filter out everything that they deem unimportant - Kyle gives a conjuror’s perspective on the brain’s predictable blind spots.


Magician Kyle Eschen thinks deeply about psychology of deception. Through a decade of performing he has seen that people possess gaping blind spots, which he will highlight through magic routines with audacious methods.

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