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Christmas Special: The Science of Magic

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by guests, including Andy Nyman and Diane Morgan, to reveal the science behind some of our best-loved magic tricks and illusions.

The Infinite Monkey Cage Christmas Special: The Science of Magic

The Infinite Monkeys bring their own brand of yule friendly science and comedy to the BBC Radio 4 Christmas schedule, and this year add an extra sprinkling of festive magic. Brian Cox and Robin Ince will be joined on stage by some very special guests to look at the science behind some of our best loved magic tricks and illusions. Actor, writer and illusionist Andy Nyman,actor and comedian Diane Morgan, Professor of Psychology and magician Richard Wiseman, and theologian and broadcaster Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou will all be demonstrating how basic human psychology and evolution allow us to see and believe the seemingly impossible. They'll be exploring how some basic psychology can lead to some truly impressive deceptions, and ask how easy it is to trick the human mind, even a mind like Brian's. Prepare to be amazed.

Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

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28 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Brian Cox
Presenter Robin Ince
Interviewed Guest Andy Nyman
Interviewed Guest Diane Morgan
Interviewed Guest Richard Wiseman
Interviewed Guest Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Producer Alexandra Feachem


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