Neuropsychology + Misdirection

Pull back the curtain and learn to influence the way people think, act, and react to the world around them.

From stage magicians to marketing professionals, uncover how seemingly insignificant details can have a surprising influence on how we respond to the world around us. It’s the power of persuasion. Reveal the tricks behind optical illusions, analyze overt messaging in advertising, and discover how to tap into the science behind Gestalt psychology. By better understanding the human brain and exploring the craft of master manipulators, you’ll discover how a little suggestion can have a dramatic effect.

This course meets daily for 75 minutes.

In This Course You Will

  • Apply your skills to condition others through brain games and magic tricks

  • Discover what erodes memory and why false memories can be convincing

  • Experience and test out visual illusions

  • Explore how the brain misinterprets stimuli to make the impossible seem possible

Required Materials

This course does not require specialized materials, however, students should have access to basic supplies such as paper, pens, and post-it notes.

To take advantage of all this course has to offer, we ask that students have access to a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. A printer is recommended, but not required.