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Stephen Macknik
Works at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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Stephen Macknik

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What Makes Magic Funny?@IllusionChasers http://ow.ly/OzvDH #sciamblogs
Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. ;But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves. Magicians are happy to accept the giggles, but are also puzzled by them. Why should magic often induce laughter? ;
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Education
  • Harvard University
    PhD in Neurobiology, 1991 - 1996
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    BA in Biology, Psychology, Psychobiology, 1986 - 1991
  • Seabury Hall
    HS, 1982 - 1986
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Lab Director, Columnist, Author, Speaker
Work
Occupation
I am a neurobiologist, author, speaker, and columnist at Scientific American
Skills
brain science, writing, speaking
Employment
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology/Pharmacology, 2014 - present
    I am the Director of the Laboratory of Translational Neuroscience
  • Scientific American
    Columnist in Scientific American Mind, 2010 - present
    I write the "Illusions" column in the print edition of Scientific American Mind and I am also a blogger on the sciam.com Mind Network: both are in collaboration with Susana Martinez-Conde
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, 2004 - 2014
    I was an associate professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, and the Director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology here.
  • University College London
    Lecturer, 2001 - 2003
    My first professorship
  • Cold Spring Harbor Lab
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999 - 2001
    Scientist in training with Prof. Zachary Mainen
  • Harvard Medical School
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996 - 2001
    Scientist in training with Prof. David Hubel, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1981.
  • University of California Santa Cruz Fire Department
    Firefighter, 1988 - 1990
    Coolest job I know
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Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Phoenix, AZ - London, UK - Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Boston, MA - Santa Cruz, CA - Kula, Maui, HI - Mission Viejo, CA - Lincoln, MA - Apple Valley, CA - Dayton, OH
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center 450 Clarkson Ave, MSC 58 Brooklyn, NY 11203
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