Susana Martinez-Conde is a neuroscientist and professor at the State University of New York. She is best known for her studies on illusions, eye movements and perception, neurological disorders, and attentional misdirection in stage magic. Martinez-Conde complements her award-winning research with extensive science communication, education and public outreach. She presides the Neural Correlate Society, which hosts the annual “Best Illusion of the Year Contest”, now in its 13th edition, and writes frequently for Scientific American. Among her distinctions are the “Eyetrack Award” for her research on Parkinsonian patients, and the “100 Spaniards” Prize.” She is the 2014 recipient of the Science Educator Award, given by the international Society for Neuroscience (40,000 members) to an outstanding neuroscientist who has made significant contributions to educating the public. Her latest book, “Champions of Illusion,” was published in 2017 by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.