What magic tricks can reveal about free will

Alice Pailhès|TED2020

Are you in control of your choices? Magic tricks might reveal otherwise, says scientist and illusionist Alice Pailhès. Watch closely as she performs magic tricks that unveil how your brain works, how you can be subtly influenced and what that means for free will and your day-to-day life. Did she guess your card right?

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.


Alice Pailhès · Scientist, illusionistFascinated by quirks of the human mind, Alice Pailhès transmits scientific knowledge through magic tricks.

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