Saturday Scholar Lecture: “The Magic of the Mind: Illusion, Misdirection, and Deception in Our Everyday Lives”


Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

James Brockmole, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences,
Professor of Psychology, and Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Collegiate Chair

On stage, magicians create a fantasy of impossibility that audiences are willing to believe to be real. Using real-world examples and demonstrations, this talk explains why we are prone to see what isn’t there, miss what is right before our eyes, remember seeing things that didn’t happen, and nevertheless make it through a day of living unscathed. 

All are welcome. Visit Saturday Scholar Series for a complete listing.