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The Science of Perception Deception

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
2020-01-16 01:00:00 2020-01-16 02:00:00 America/Chicago Mind Games I Fascinated by optical illusions? Join us as William Pack explores the science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. Signup required. Tinley Park Public Library tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Fascinated by optical illusions? Join us as William Pack explores the science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. Signup required.

The Science of Perception Deception. Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging program, you’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day, this includes how we are hard wired to believe fake news, medical scams, etc. William will also give the attendees proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health and overcome the logical fallacies we all make.
At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own! 


Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, William Pack is a magician, storyteller, author, and historian. At 11 years old, William got a job in a magic shop and hasn’t stopped performing since. He trained at the Chavez College of Prestidigitation, performed close-up magic at the legendary Schulien’s restaurant, caught cheats for a casino. In 2001, he taught actor Will Smith sleight of hand for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali. When he’s not presenting library programs on history and science, he can be found performing regularly at the Chicago Magic Lounge.

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1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
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Entertainment & Culture
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Teens
Adult
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The Tinley Park Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any library presentation should contact the library at 708.532.0160, x3 at least ten working days before an event.

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