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The Science Behind This Sleight of Hand

Why this card trick might fool your eyes.

Publish Date: Topic: Physics + MathPhysics & MathNova
By AJ Fillo

Watch a ten of clubs transform into an ace of hearts in this magic trick, which demonstrates “change blindness,” a phenomenon that causes gaps in visual.

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