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Thames & Hudson

Brain Twisters


Trick your senses and baffle your brain with this crazy book of mind tricks and neuroscience information. Find out how magicians make use of "in attentional blindness" when doing magic tricks, and why you miss details that are hidden in plain sight. Discover why your memory isn't as good as you think, and how it's possible to remember things that never actually happened. This astonishing science book presents a wide range of brain games and mind tricks, and explains how these reveal the working processes of the brain. It will engage and entertain, and leave you wondering: do you really know your own mind?

About the Author

Clive Gifford is a highly experienced journalist and author with over 100 books published and more than 800 features and stories written for adults and children. He is passionate about engaging kids with science and critical thinking. Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, and Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex, UK.