What is this wizardry?
April 28, 2014 11:33 PM Subscribe
I'm curious how a particular flavour of magic trick is done. A participant who seems unlikely to be a stooge (eg a noted celebrity) is invited to draw or think of something, from an almost unlimited set of options, and the mentalist successfully picks what they've come up with. Here's an example
. Here's Derren Brown doing even more impressive versions of the trick with David Frost
and Iain M Banks.
. The "it's just advanced psychology" explanation is misdirection, so what's the real answer?
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