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Richard Wiseman on the Psychology of Magic from TAM 6 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Blanford   
In an effort to increase the video resources we offer online free of charge, the James Randi Educational Foundation is posting digital video lectures and sessions from previous Amaz!ng Meetings and other events on randi.org. Check back often to see the latest video content.

This video features Richard Wiseman at The Amaz!ng Meeting 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2008. Professor Wiseman discusses the psychology of magic, his investigation of Sai Baba, the "Colour Changing Card Trick" YouTube sensation, and his book Quirkology: How We Discover Big Truths in Small Things. The video also features a lesson in "psychic" spoon-bending from Wiseman and magician Teller of Penn & Teller. Watch the record-breaking group spoon-bend as over 800 members of the audience test their skill.