Visual Cognition Lab


Gustav Kuhn

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Science of Magic Workshop 2016!

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Why do people experience the Vanishing Ball Illusions?

Kuhn, G., & Rensink, R. A. (2016). The Vanishing Ball Illusion: A new perspective on the perception of dynamic events. Cognition, 148, 64-70. doi:

Respone to Lamont's claim that a science a science of magic is not possible.

Rensink, R. A., & Kuhn, G. (2015). The Possibility of a Science of Magic. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01576

A review paper about the role of real people in social attention research

Cole, G.G. Skarratt, P. A & Kuhn, G. (in press). Real person interaction in visual attention research. European Psychologist

Misdirection reveals different levels of top-down control over where you look and where you attend to covertly....

Kuhn, G., Teszka, R. Tenaw, N, & Kingstone, A. (2015). Don’t be fooled.  Don’t be fooled! Attentional responses to social cues in a face-to-face and video magic trick reveals greater top-down control for overt than covert attention. Cognition 146 (2016) 136–142 PDF