The mind is a wonderful thing, that’s why we’re curious about it. Wellcome Collection host an interesting event to find out more about the brain.

Come and listen in to the recording of a BBC World Service radio programme exploring what magic can tell us about how our brains work. You’ll hear about issues raised by the upcoming Smoke and Mirrors exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, including ‘choice blindness’ and fake news.

Claudia Hammond is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and psychology lecturer. She is the presenter of ‘All in the Mind’ and ‘Mind Changers’ on BBC Radio 4 and ‘The Evidence’ and ‘Health Check’ on the BBC World Service.

Dr Matthew Tompkins is an American magician-turned-psychologist. His research, which has been featured across various international media outlets, including the Washington Post and BBC Future, focuses on the cognitive psychology of illusions.

Professor Chris French is a psychologist specialising in the psychology of paranormal beliefs and experiences, cognition and emotion. He is Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Location: Wellcome Collection, Euston Road on March 28th 2019. Sign up here.

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