Experiencing the Impossible

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  • Discussion
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of the head and shoulders of a man with a beard and glasses against a graduated blue background.
Gustav Kuhn. © Gustav Kuhn.

Magicians create illusions that allow us to experience the impossible by exploiting huge gaps – which we are typically unaware of – in our conscious experience. Dr Gustav Kuhn will baffle you with magic and explain why our minds are so easily deceived. Understanding how and why our brains are fooled will change the way you judge yourself and it give you a new appreciation of your brain’s amazing capacity.

The 19:15 performance will be BSL interpreted.

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Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation. If you would like to come along, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

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About your speaker

Gustav Kuhn

Dr Gustav Kuhn is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and director of the MAGIC (Mind, Attention & General Illusory Cognition) Lab. He has written more 70 scientific papers and a highly acclaimed book: ‘Experiencing the Impossible: The Science of Magic’.  He is one of the leading researchers in the science of magic, president of the Science of Magic Association, and a member of the Magic Circle.