The Psychology of Magic

The Psychology of Magic is a 45-minute lecture in which Eric explores the psychological principles employed by the practitioners of his trade to make their presentations of magic and mentalism effective and convincing.

 

Drawing upon his nearly twenty years of experience as a performer of the arcane arts, Eric provides insight into some of the psychological subtleties employed by magicians and mentalists and also examines the neurological and perceptual limitations of the human brain that make the conjurer's job of fooling an audience easier.

Eric has presented this lecture at venues throughout New York City, including at the Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New York Historical Society as a part of the Society's  Summer of Magic series and at the Brooklyn Public Library.

He presented it most recently as a workshop at the 2019 Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism held at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

"Thanks so much for a wonderful program last night. So many people stopped by to tell me how much fun they had. Staff members are still talking about it! Our audiences love to learn. You taught them a lot and then entertained them. They loved it!"

~Kathleen M., New York Historical Society

"A master of his art"

                   ~The List

© 2019 Eric Walton