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The Eyes Have It: Eyes as a Window to Cognition - Tony Barnhart

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Event: Ignite Phoenix 3 @ TCA
Event Date: February 25th, 2009

We are keenly aware of other people’s shifts in visual attention, and often find ourselves compelled to change our focus to match that of others. In fact, it has been posited that we evolved large sclera (the whites of our eyes) to facilitate this ability. The exploitation of this tendency is one of the strongest tools in the arsenal of the magician and provides the foundation for misdirection. In my talk, I will demonstrate how magicians take advantage of joint attention, and I will discuss a number of recent advances in cognitive psychology that suggest the eyes can reveal some of our inner-most thoughts.

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The Eyes Have It: Eyes as a Window to Cognition - Tony Barnhart

  1. 1. All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes. - Cicero
  2. 2. All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes. - Cicero
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Ricciardelli, Bricolo, Aglioti, & Chelazzi (2002): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perception of gaze direction acts as a powerful trigger for involuntary imitation. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. www.cloakanddagger.de www.worldofstock.com http://flickr.com/photos/absoblogginlutely/
  5. 5. Milgram, Bickman, & Berkowitz (1969)
  6. 6. Milgram, Bickman, & Berkowitz (1969)
  7. 7. Joint Attention & Magic
  8. 8. ...a brief demonstration.
  9. 9. ...a brief demonstration.
  10. 10. ...a brief demonstration.
  11. 11. Kuhn & Land (2006)
  12. 12. Kuhn & Land (2006)
  13. 13. Pupillometry: pupil dilation reflects cognitive effort
  14. 14. Pupillometry: pupil dilation reflects cognitive effort
  15. 15. Lyle, Logan, & Roediger (2008) Lateral eye movements benefit memory.
  16. 16. Lyle, Logan, & Roediger (2008) Lateral eye movements benefit memory.
  17. 17. Lyle, Logan, & Roediger (2008)
  18. 18. Lyle, Logan, & Roediger (2008)
  19. 19. www.rankin.co.uk
  20. 20. www.Magic-Tony.com (602) 652-2653

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