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Alex Stone - Fooling Houdini

Alex Stone

October 31, 2019
The Great Hall

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Alex Stone speaks about magicians, mentalists, math geeks and the Hidden Powers of the Mind.

Stone recounts his quest to join the ranks of master magicians in Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind, a book about the underground world of magic and its ties to psychology, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, gambling, and crime. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture, he pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around a single overriding need: to prove one’s worth by deceiving others.



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