You may have already read or heard about the excellent feature article in this week’s New Yorker, A Pickpocket’s Tale. It’s about performer Apollo Robbins and his legendary skills at using what he and scientists know about attention to…steal things.

The article is made for International Baccalaureate Theory Of Knowledge classes when we study perception, as are these videos I’ve found of him explaining and performing:

This one from Forbes is very good, though I don’t think it will show-up in an RSS Reader: