Hugo Caffaratti

Doctor of Wonder

Neuroscientist & Magilitator

Hugo is a post-doc researcher at the Psychology Department of Goldsmiths University in London, and director of Abracademy Labs - the first private laboratory focused exclusively on researching the Neuroscience of Magic.

While working at the Centre of Nanotechnology of Catalonia, Hugo met neuroscientists who were interested in how magic can help us to understand the human brain and he then embarked on a PhD in one of the most innovative branches of cognitive neuroscience: The Neuroscience of Magic.


Hugo graduated with a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, specialising in Electronic Systems. With a view to moving towards biomedicine he then undertook an MSc in Biomedical Engineering. At the same time, Hugo developed a deep passion for the psychology and theory of magic, and after many years of professional training, he is now a semi-professional magician and a member of the Spanish Society of Illusionism, The Magic Circle (London), and International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM).

Hugo's Superpowers

  • calm
  • thoughtful
  • caring

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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