Fooling Houdini - Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind-logo

Fooling Houdini - Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind

Alex Stone

From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone's quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one's worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn't.

From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone's quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one's worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn't.
More Information

Description:

From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone's quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one's worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn't.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

44:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

52:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

59:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

48:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

55:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:05:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:17