Seeing magic for what it is

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Watching Nova tonight, we learned another little tidbit about awesome autism skills.  Magic isn't likely to fool autistic individuals due to the fact that the magician tends to rely on joint attention to pull off tricks.  They use joint attention to distract the audience from their slight of hand!

9 comments:

Chris P-M said...

Wow, how interesting! Now I'd like to see the whole show :)

Ashley said...

Cool!

Brenna @ Almost All The Truth said...

That is really interesting! I might have to check out the whole show if I have time. ;)

Sergio said...

That was a cool show!

Caren with a "C" said...

What is 'joint attention'? Visiting from SITS.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! How neat!

Debbie said...

What a very fascinating fact!

Kimberly said...

That's fascinating. Definitely something to remember.

Kelly L said...

Very cool - I'm your newest stalker.
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