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The Science Behind This Sleight of Hand

Clip: Season 46 | 46s

Watch a ten of clubs transform into an ace of hearts in this magic trick, which demonstrates “change blindness,” a phenomenon that causes gaps in visual.

Aired: 07/09/19

Rating: NR

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