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Keith Barry's advice for budding hypnotists

1 of 1 Keith Barry with the evidence after he Brain Hacked Rick O'Shea on 2fm
Keith Barry with the evidence after he Brain Hacked Rick O'Shea on 2fm

Ahead of his new show and tour, Brain Hacker, Keith Barry has shared some of the secrets behind his success and preparation.

Speaking to RTÉ TEN, following a live in-studio interview on 2fm's Rick O'Shea show, Barry said: "I can tell you it's all based on science and deduction and reasoning and I don't necessarily believe in psychics myself. 

"I don't believe I'm psychic but if I can get people to focus on a specific thought i can hack into brains and figure out what they're thinking."

He added: "I read anything to do with the mind and the power of the subconscious mind and Rick [O'Shea] he's a bit of a nerd like me, he has a monthly subscription believe it or not. 

"I buy so much when I go through airports, I buy psychology magazines, I buy Mind, another magazine, New Scientist, Scientific America. 

"I buy all those simple to learn about the mind and the processes that the mind goes through and from that I can figure out  how to hack into the mind."

Talking about his new show, he added: "I'm really excited, I'm doing 14 nights in the Olympia and I'm very lucky and privileged that I go in there every year. 

"It's called Brain Hacker and it's really about trying to hack into people's brain, trying to figure out when people are lying. For example, I'll be trying to figure out peoples passwords for their computers, their pin numbers for their bank cards. 

"Everything from that kind of information, right through to the colour of their underwear as they sit in the audience."

He added: "So it's a fun, family friendly, crazy night out of me messing with people's minds and I'm also taking it around the country as well. I'm doing 55 dates total for two and a half months. All the dates are up on keithbarry.com." 

Brain Hacker is on in Dublin's Olympia from April 1 to 18 2012.

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