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The Rubber Hand Illusion
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The Rubber Hand Illusion

Mentalism is based in part on building performances that take advantage of natural cognitive biases and illusions. This is the first in a series that will explore the inner workings…

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Catch Me If You Can

One of my favorite parts of performing for a living is catching up with old friends, as well as meeting new friends. At a corporate program in Phoenix earlier this…

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Surprise: An Emotional Multiplier

At one of my recent events, a client shared with me their company’s mission statement. The final word was “Exceed,” which they meant as exceeding their clients’ expectations. For this…

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Playing Cards: Espionage Is the Name of the Game

Playing cards have been a huge part of my life since childhood. I’ve used them to learn sleight of hand, enjoyed games with family, and even cheated at gambling when…

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The Real Secrets: Improving Your Memory (pt. 2)

We left our previous discussion, in part 1, with one of the cornerstones of all memory technique, the linking method. If you missed that article, then this won’t make much…

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The Real Secrets: Improving Your Memory (pt. 1)

“Do you have a photographic memory?” It’s a question that I’m asked after every show, and the simple answer is absolutely not. And gladly so. Here’s a Scientific American article…

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On The Road: Barcelona 7/28/17

This month, my travels took me to Barcelona, Spain. The timing was perfect, as I booked a show there the week before one of my best friends married the love…

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Houdini – The Master of Self-Promotion

If someone asked you to name the most famous magician from the past, what’s the first name that comes to mind? If I were to guess what you were thinking (and let’s…

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ESP / Zener Cards – Are You a Believer?

We’ve all heard someone say they have a “sixth sense” as an explanation for an unexplainable phenomenon. But have you ever wondered whether a sixth sense, also commonly referred to…

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Tips For Successful Meeting Entertainment

As an entertainer, I see events from a slightly different perspective from the rest of the audience. And with an interactive performer, that lens changes even more. Here are a few…

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