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A balanced view of impossible aesthetics: An empirical investigation of how impossibility relates to our enjoyment of magic tricks

S. E. Bagienski & G. Kuhn

February 10, 2023

People enjoy experiencing a sense of impossibility. The performance art of magic allows us this experience. Enjoyment of a magic trick is positively related to surprise & the extent to which the trick appears to violate the laws of nature & allows a person to experience the impossible.

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