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Asi Wind + Tony Ro

Why Magicians are Master Manipulators

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Magicians are master manipulators of human perception. A neuroscientist shines a light on how sleight of hand diverts attention and distorts our perception, and how the brain processes illusion.

Brainwave is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


About the Speakers

Magician Asi Wind was born and raised in Tel Aviv, where he was voted Best Magician in Israel. He is currently based in New York City, where his recent off-Broadway show, Concert of the Mind, opened to critical acclaim and garnered him a Merlin award for Most Innovative Show. His latest production, Do You Want To Change Your Mind?, recently premiered in London.

Tony Ro received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Davis. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University College London. He is currently a Presidential Professor in Psychology and Biology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he teaches and conducts research on the neural mechanisms underlying sensation and perception. His research has been federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, PBS Newshour, and other media outlets.


Tickets: $25.00

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Tickets for the original date on February 15, 2017 at 7 pm with Asi Wind will automatically be transferred to the new date with Prakash Puru. Ticket buyers may request a refund if they are unable to attend the new date.