Oh Oh It’s Magic! Secret Science Club presents Brain Scientists Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik

Oh Oh It’s Magic! Secret Science Club presents Brain Scientists Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik

Brain Scientists Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik

Monday · November 20, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

More info TBA!

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Underground . . .
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .

The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
Brain Scientists Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik
Brain Scientists Susana Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik
Is your mind playing tricks? Only all the time. False motion. Tricks of perspective. Shifting colors. Such perceptual hiccups (and the mind-bending illusions they inspire) are more than just trippy. They offer a window into the inner workings of our brains and their evolution.

So what’s going on in our brains when our eyes deceive us?

In this synapse-stretching talk, coinciding with the release of their new book, Champions of Illusion, brain scientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik explore the “cognitive wonderland” of visual perception—where what we “see” is not always what it seems.

Before & After
--Sample our cocktail of the night, the Sleight of Mind
--Groove to cunning tunes & stick around for the crafty Q&A
--Snag a signed copy of Susan Martinez-Conde & Stephen Macknik’s magical new book, Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles

Professors at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik study the brain using illusions and magic. They are the authors of Sleights of Mind and write the “Illusion Chasers” column for Scientific American: Mind. Their scientific research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired, and on NPR and NOVA. They are the founders of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest, which invites visual scientists, artists, mathematicians, and magicians to create new, astonishing illusions.

This eye-popping edition of the Secret Science Club meets Monday, November 20, 2017, 8pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!

This month’s SSC is sponsored by our pal Gerry!
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/