Editor's Note

This book excerpt, originally titled “How Your Brain Perceives Magicians Cutting Their Assistants in Half,” has been removed at the request of the copyright owner MIT Press.

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volante3192
Volante3192

Once the secret has been revealed, the illusion suddenly seems rather disappointing.

YMMV, but I don’t have that problem. In fact, my favorite trick pretty much relies on that: Penn & Teller’s clear balls and cups