Magic and the Mind


Magic and the Mind

Magic and the Mind is a San Diego-based enrichment program using magicians' techniques to teach students about the psychology and neuroscience of deception. The goal of the program is to help participants better understand loopholes in certain cognitive functions, enabling them to interpret the world more accurately and to make better decisions in everyday life. Inspired by the work of neuroscientists Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik, cognitive scientist Dr. Iris Oved conceived Magic and the Mind a few years ago and has since partnered with San Diego magician Tom Interval to design and teach the program. The first programs—children's camps—will be offered in the summer and fall of 2014 through the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Extension. To learn more about Magic and the Mind, please see the Programs section of this website.

This Website

The Magic and the Mind website, located at, conforms to the latest HTML5 and CSS3 standards as suggested by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Conceived and developed by Tom Interval, the site is optimized for viewing on desktop computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices. All content on this website is copyright 2014 by Tom Interval and Iris Oved. Reproduction or modification, in whole or in part, of that content, in any form on any device existing now or yet to be invented, is prohibited without written permission from the aforementioned copyright holders. You can request permission by contacting us here. Please send all technical website-related questions or feedback to

Privacy Policy

Magic and the Mind is committed to protecting your privacy. Should you become a client or email recipient, the information you provide directly to us, including your name, address, phone number, and email address, is confidential and will not, under any circumstances, be shared with, or sold to, any third parties. Magic and the Mind will use your information strictly for updates, news, promotional offers, and other relevant business purposes. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact Magic and the Mind.

Terms and Conditions

You agree to use the Magic and the Mind website with the understanding that all of its content, while thoroughly verified and edited, is not guaranteed to be free from error. The use of any information on this website is at your own risk, and its owners, partners, affiliates, and contributors cannot be held responsible for any damage or problems that arise from using that information. Occasionally, the site will link to other websites over whose content we have no control. Therefore, anyone associated with Magic and the Mind will accept no liability for the content found on those linked sites. However, we will remove links to material that we feel is inappropriate. If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us.