Our paper studying the psychology of card magic has been published in the journal Perception. The article is available to download: Perceptual and Cognitive Characteristics of Common Playing Cards (PDF) along with its supplementary appendix (PDF).

Cite as:

Olson J. A., Amlani A. A., Rensink R. A. (2012). Perceptual and cognitive characteristics of common playing cards. Perception, 41(3), 268–286. doi:10.1068/p7175