magicology

(名詞) 魔術與幻覺神經學。這個字已存在多年且有幾個不同的意思,其中最常見者是「魔術學」,即研究魔術和幻覺的學問,而這一意思可追溯到大約 1970 年。這裡所列的「魔術與幻覺神經學」是 magicology 最新的意思。

引句:
A couple of years ago, Teller joined a coterie of illusionists and tricksters recruited by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, to look at the neuroscience of magic. Last summer, that work culminated in an article for the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience called "Attention and Awareness in Stage Magic." Teller was one of the coauthors, and its publication was a signal event in a field some researchers are calling magicology, the mining of stage illusions for insights into brain function.
—Jonah Lehrer, "Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the Neuroscience of Illusion," Wired, April 20, 2009

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