2016 The Bad Science Show - School Shows & School Incursions in Melbourne Sydney and Canberra.
Memory & Learning
$795 per performance for up to 100 students. For groups over 100, $7 per additional student. Discounts apply for low socio-economic schools.
Honest con man Nicholas J. Johnson delves deep into the human brain to reveal the psychological and neurological secrets of deception and illusion.
Created in collaboration with leading neuroscientists from around the world, Deceptology is part magic show and part exposé.
Rather than simply explaining how the tricks work, Nicholas will explain why.
Quicker Than The Eye: How the structure of the human eye prevents us from seeing the world as it really is.
The Illusion Of Choice: Why our brains often feel like we are making a decision when really, there isn't one.
Bad Memories: How memory works and why everyone from magic show audiences to crime witnesses get it wrong.
The Motion Aftereffect: Why our brains can be tricked into seeing motion when none occurs?
As well as learning the secrets of classic magic tricks, students will also learn how this weird psychological and neurological tricks apply to the world around them.
From road safety to sales techniques to forensics, Nicholas will teach students how deception invades our everyday life.
Find out more about the show today.
You have not experienced neuroscience and psychology until you've experienced it through the eyes of a magician. Developed with the help of neuroscientists around the world, Deceptology explores the extraordinary brain functions that allow us to be fooled by magicians.
"In a one hour show a magician like Nicholas can do more to explain how scientists think and work than a lot of public lectures I have been to."
- Helen Gardiner
(University of Melbourne)
"With undeniable wit and humour, Johnson proceeded to show us how neuroscience can explain most of the magic tricks performed by our favourite magicians."
"Deceptology is designed to not only entertain audiences with magic tricks and comedy but also to explain how the tricks work and why."
The Daily Review