Res College Symposium 2018 has ended
The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 3:10pm - 3:35pm
What do you Remember? Memory Misdirection

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Memory misdirection is used by magicians to create a magical effect. Magicians use time and suggestion create false memories, which are the key elements of memory misdirection. These concepts are usually isolated to the world of magic, but they apply to everyday life. Verbal suggestion can influence what someone remembers. Memory suggestion can create magical effects like the Vanishing Ball Illusion. People are susceptible to this type of misdirection due to change blindness. Since people don’t remember large changes during an event, magicians can take advantage of this to make a simple trick seem impossible. 


Rizzo, Bailie

Discovery College

Porter, Danielle

Discovery College

Polun, Jason

Discovery College

Rundlett, Jordan

Discovery College


Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
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Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College

Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm EST
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