Stephen Macknik received his PhD at Harvard University before training with Nobel Laureate David Hubel at Harvard Medical School. Macknik is currently an Empire Innovator Scholar and a Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology/Pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. His research has won international scientific awards including The 2012 EyeTrack Prize and the 2013 Research Initiative Award from The American Epilepsy Society. Macknik’s internationally bestselling book, Sleights of Mind won the 2013 Prisma Prize for Best Science Book of the Year, and was named as one of the Best Books of the Year by The Evening Standard (London). His new book with co-author Susana Martinez-Conde, Champions of Illusion, is available from your favorite bookseller.