Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Sleight of Hand: Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs and ...In Chapter 9, we are taught how we are strongly drawn to imitate someone's gaze through magic tricks. The misdirection technique is "the action or process of directing someone to the wrong place or in the wrong direction." This is used in magic tricks to lead eye gaze. Recent research is showing how you are strongly drawn to imitate the gaze of another person with the use of sleight-of-hand technique which refers to " refers to fine motor skills when used by performing artists in different art forms to entertain or manipulate. It is closely associated with close-up magic, card magic, card flourishing and stealing." We don't see how the magician manipulates the props because we he is distracting us through his gaze. Instead of looking at what he is doing, we tend to look and focus where he is looking.

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