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But it can happen in other contexts; an event might be referred to where its meaning was lost on the person relating the story, but is understood by the interviewer.

Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown

He does sections on conjuring tricks, feats of memory, Hypnosis, Reading people, and distinguishing science from pseudo-science i. The comfort that can be taken from this exercise is that we all share the same sorts of insecurities.

The guide part of this was interesting, and I will definitely try his peg system for numbers having been convinced by his method to remember a list in order and surprised to learn this technique was suppressed centuries ago because it encouraged impure imagination.

I used to think I saw ghosts, I grew up and realised it was my imagination.

I seek anomalies that open cracks. I was just disappointed that so much of the book was about stuff I’d already read about a number of times: People never think it’s ‘really them’.

I respect the fact that he is an atheist, but just as I don’t appreciate religious clerics or followers shoving their beliefs in my face, the same is true for an atheist which I see as more and more becoming a religion itself.

Tricks of the Mind

Well, not all, he’s admitted to keeping some of the mystery. In this book, Derren Brown, famous British “illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic”sets out to reveal the secrets of his work and actually tell people “I have no real powers, and I hope this settles it!

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I jumped in my seat, and quickly checked my pockets, and wouldn’t have been surprised if something had been missing Quotes from Tricks of the Mind. Those of you who know Derren Brown will know what to expect from this book: The most useful chapter is probably Memory, as it includes many things you can put into practice in your daily life.

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At school I would find it hard to concentrate on work that did not interest me, whilst things that excited me I would have an almost photographic memory of. I had no idea at the time that my flies were undone.

May 22, Rljulie rated it it was amazing. The second half is devoted almost exclusively to Mr. Jan 11, Sam Fleming rated it liked it. Susceptibility to believing in the paranormal, confirmation bias, placebo affect, etc. Do not buy this book expecting to find out precisely how he pulled off Russian Roulette, or how he made a table levitate for Dr Robert Smith of UCL although there is a good picture of the latter in the glossy middle pages.

Derren Brown’s first UK television series, Mind Control, derrren before the turn of the millennium and dsrren head-bendingly good telly which led Charlie Brooker to comment that the man was “either a balls-out con artist or the scariest man in Britain.

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End of story, regardless of whether or not she thinks that’s ‘really her’. To think I haven’t even watched his shows Whether any of this is real or not I guess we will never truly know, but I personally don’t think that matters as the journey Derren Brown takes us on is so much fun.


Which is why I know that my mind will see things that are not there.

I was being more careful than usual to be charming. Jun 19, Monique rated it liked it. I would love to feel that this book can give you information you can apply practically, or use as a springboard for further useful discovery.

Every now and again Brown tells a small vignette of his life. So forget about magic after these 2 extremely simple tricks.

All that said, even if I disagree with his scope and can see the limitations of his argument which could tfick a cognitive bias of my own, mind youI did enjoy his argumentation and have to commend his style. Then you’ll think, wait, now this is the Truth, and now this My sister informed me this was not correct and gave me a copy of the book.

That made me go back to watching his shows with increased pleasure.

The word bitch, for example, refers to how you communicate and deal with people, not some truth about your soul. Jun 18, Luk Worknik rated it it was amazing. Nov 20, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: