One of the best books I've read on how the brain actually works ... And the back story, of two boffins trying to become magicians - and succeeding! - is great too (William Leith Evening Standard
A terrific read, combining science, neurology, and magic - not an easy trick, but the authors have done a brilliant job of putting a mirror up to ourselves. I loved it. (Joe Navarro, author of 'What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-reading People')
Magic is the place where our senses and beliefs fail us in magnificent ways. In this exciting book Stephen, Susana, and Sandra explore what magic and illusions can teach us about our fallible human nature -- coming up with novel and fascinating observations. (Dan Ariely, author of 'Predictability Irrational')Sleights of Mind
has discovered why magic works - by exploring how magicians test the limits of human senses to create magic effects. It's fantastic -- probably the most important magic book I have ever read. I love it. (Kevin McMahon, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Magic Festival)
An entertaining introduction to the psychology of illusion (Richard Wiseman Focus
Underlines how our perception of reality - far from being a reliable resource - is at best a series of shortcuts and presumptions shaped by evolution (Sunday Business Post
Brilliantly simple and wonderfully engaging (Sunday Times
A unique and fascinating look at the relationship between magic, the brain, and everyday life.