Memory and Mental Time Travel. A virtual lecture delivered by Professors’ Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins of ‘The Captured Thought’, 20th July 2021. 5.00-6.30pm BST to Sreda Obucheniya School, Moscow. Established in 2003 by the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts.

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BBC Earth ~ Amaze me. How smart are crows ~ featuring the work of Prof. Nicky Clayton and colleagues on the birds’ ability to plan ahead.

To see the experiments and discussion with Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin visit https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=501205854495170

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‘Exploring the perceptual inabilities of Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) using magic effects’ ~ a collaborative paper first published in PNAS by Elias Garcia-Pelegrin, Alexandra K. Schnell, Prof. Clive Wilkins, and Prof. Nicola S. Clayton FRS ~ featured in Le Monde, June 2021

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The Captured Thought in The Magic Circular ~ the official magazine of The Magic Circle, June 2021

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International press coverage of ‘Exploring the perceptual inabilities of Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) using magic effects’ ~ a collaborative paper published in PNAS by Elias Garcia-Pelegrin, Alexandra K. Schnell, Prof. Clive Wilkins, and Prof. Nicola S. Clayton FRS

New York Times by Veronique Greenwood

Magic tricks may fool you, but these birds can see through them

The Science Times by Marie Morales

Magic tricks don’t work for all birds; at least not with Eurasian jays

Le Monde by Nathaniel Herzberg

Le geai des chênes pas dupe des tours de passe-passe desprestidigitateurs

The Conversation by Elias Garcia-Pelegrin

We performed magic tricks on birds to see how they perceive the world

IFL Science by Stephen Luntz

Can you beat a bird at spotting a magic trick?

Phys.org by Bob Yirka

Eurasian jays less likely than people to be deceived by magic tricks

Ars Technica by John Timmer

Researchers perform magic tricks for birds, who are not amused

Daily Mail by Jonathan Chadwick

Not so bird brained after all! Avians are less easily fooled by sleight-of-hand magic tricks than humans, study shows

Happy Mag by John-Alexander Matsos

Turns out birds are better at solving magic tricks than humans

Explica

Birds master magic better than humans

Saxon

Birds master magic tricks better than humans

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Exploring the perceptual inabilities of Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) using magic effects. PNAS May 2021

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‘The Lost Library of Miraculous Metaphors & other short stories’ available in United Kingdom from 25th June 2021 featuring the original cover design ~ or immediately, via the international edition, which is now live.

The original design for the novel by Clive Wilkins, available in the United Kingdom.

The above design was specially produced for the international edition, available in USA, Europe and other territories.

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29th November – 3rd December 2021. Gutenberg International Conference Centre, Mainz, Germany. Becoming Social. A paleoethological perspective on modern human behaviour. A physical workshop involving dance.

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Cambridge Memory Meeting 2021. Dr. Alex Schnell presents the latest research on magic and jays from Prof. Nicky Clayton’s comparative cognition lab ~ with Eli Garcia-Pelegrin and Prof. Clive Wilkins

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SOMA Webinar ~ Magic for Non Humans. Text taken from Soma website.

First Webinar: Magic for Non-Humans

Our first webinar will take place on 25 April at 2pm EST. Featuring mentalist/magician Jose Ahomen, along side Professors Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins, with Prof Wally Smith.
This group brings together expertise on mentalism and magic performance, science communication, along with research experience in the domains of animal behavior and artificial intelligence. They’ll be discussing whether nonhuman animals and machines can experience and perform magic.

All our webinars will be free to attend, but you will need to register in order to receive a Zoom link
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