The art of cognitive blindspots | Kyle Eschen Comedy Hypnotist | The Incredible Boris 2 days ago   14:39

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Using two classics of magic, Kyle Eschen explores the psychological techniques that underlie theatrical deception. As people wander the world, they use assumptions and heuristics to filter out everything that they deem unimportant - Kyle gives a conjuror’s perspective on the brain’s predictable blind spots.

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Magician Kyle Eschen thinks deeply about psychology of deception. Through a decade of performing he has seen that people possess gaping blind spots, which he will highlight through magic routines with audacious methods.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Fernando Gutierrez
Stop blaming the audience. I got every single joke but did not laugh once. They weren't funny for me and I don't need to show the world how intelligent I am.
Berk Can
11:28 it was so bad I could see hidden ball movement and all stuff in 1x speed, it is disappointing to see such low level hand tricks after those big humorous words :(
Berk Can
he is not magician he is gagman xD
LOL I saw him put the fruit under the cup on his left,,,,, cheater
that first trick,,,,, is just a trick
I always hoped Tommy Solomon would beam back down to Earth again. 👍
Γιώργος Γκαζέλης
After watching closely I could understand when he was changing the balls in the cups but I still can't understand when he puts the fruits
Alexey Bereznitskiy
Dude has seen a few Penn and Teller routines
The only thing more boring than a TED speech is a comedian on TED.
shawn burnham
Merveil Meok
How many people saw the yellow alligator that walked across the stage and ate a blue rabbit?
I’m glad he still uses the Rayon Blend joke in his act
Eu Tu
This guy reminds me of Bill Hicks , but is more ”serious” than him. :)
Agent Korvo
I almost didn’t get any of his jokes. Can someone explain them?
I Love that one of ted videos has 14M views and now 14M viewers are a little bet smart 😂😂
Every day I go to sleep thinking about limes with the density of diamonds
Michael Amidon
Anyone else rewind and and click one frame at a time to figure out how he did everything?
i am not dumb,i saw u didnt move the ball much,u squiched it and dropped it while lifting the cup
Nature Nurture
Why such outdated tricks?
Saad Mansoor
When did he put the lemonas there?
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Comedy Hypnotist | The Incredible Boris The art of cognitive blindspots | Kyle Eschen 2 days ago   16:23

Boris demonstrates the powers of the mind by guiding a group of hapless volunteers through a hypnotic session where they experience everything from forgetting how to speak to finding themselves on a game show.

Boris is an award-winning performer that travels worldwide and has appeared at venues ranging from schools, corporate functions, theatre, fairs, headlining in Las Vegas, to entertaining troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait. Boris motivates and inspires, while leaving a lasting impression. His stage name, The Incredible Boris, describes the sentiment of every performance literally – a positive attitude and constant state of mind. Boris delivers a powerful message of limitless possibilities as part of a hilarious interactive performance.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at