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Four  new Papers in four different areas..

Connell, C.J.W., Thompson, B., Kuhn, G. & Gant, N. (in press). Exercise-induced fatigue and caffeine supplementation affect psychomotor performance but not covert visuo-spatial attention. PLOS ONE


Kuhn, G., Olson, J. A., & Raz, A. (2016). Editorial: The Psychology of Magic and the Magic of Psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1358). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01358

Sumner, E., Hutton, S.B., Kuhn, G.  & Hill, E.L. (in press). Oculomotor Atypicalities in Developmental Coordination Disorder, Developmental Science DCD Oculomotor_manuscript_revised-1.docx

Freebody, S., & Kuhn, G. (2016). Own-age biases in adults’ and children’s joint attention: Biased face prioritization, but not gaze following! The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-9. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1247899



How does the presence of real people influence visual attention?


Cole, G. G., Skarratt, P. A., & Kuhn, G. (2016). Real Person Interaction in Visual Attention Research. European Psychologist (2016), 21, pp. 141-149. DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000243


An interesting interview on my thoughts on the science of magic

This Man Wants Magic to Be a Branch of Psychology


Article in the Conversation on why magic works.

Tricking the brain: how magic works


New paper Effect of caffeine and exercise on attention!


Connell, C. J. W., Thompson, B., Kuhn, G., Claffey, M. P., Duncan, S., & Gant, N. (2016). Fatigue related impairments in oculomotor control are prevented by caffeine. Scientific Reports, 6, 26614. doi: 10.1038/srep26614



In the MAGIC research lab we use magic to study a wide range questions about human cognition.  For example, why is your Mind so easily trick?  How can we misdirect your Attention, and why is your experience distorted by perceptual, attentional and other more General  cognitive Illusions? I believe that the Science of magic can provide use with valuable insights into human Cognition.  Much of the other focuses on social cognition, and attentional processes involved in social interactions.