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Teller Reveals His Secrets

Posted: 02/26/12 09:54 PM ET  |  Updated: 02/26/12 09:57 PM ET

Smithsonian Magazine:

In the last half decade, magic—normally deemed entertainment fit only for children and tourists in Las Vegas—has become shockingly respectable in the scientific world. Even I—not exactly renowned as a public speaker—have been invited to address conferences on neuroscience and perception. I asked a scientist friend (whose identity I must protect) why the sudden interest. He replied that those who fund science research find magicians “sexier than lab rats.”

Read the whole story at Smithsonian Magazine


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