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|-||Dai Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" was originally published in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/12762/The+Jinx/358|The Jinx]]//, No. 49, Oct. 1938, p. 341. In Vernon’s original effect (created in 1930), a named card was shown reversed in the deck. Vernon credited Paul Fox with the idea of the odd-backed revelation.||+||Judson Brown invented what is clearly the basis for this classic trick. Brown's inspiration was a prepared deck that could make any card chosen disappear: Eric Impey's "Mysto, the Masterpiece" in his manuscript //Original Card Mysteries//, 1928. Using Impey's idea of using waxed-together pairs of cards, Brown adapted it to make any card named turn face up in the deck: "A Super-Reverse Problem" in //[[https://askalexander.org/display/38568/The+Sphinx/25|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 28 No. 1, Mar. 1929, p. 25.|
|-||Karl Fulves //A History of the Brainwave Principle// (1983) offers a fascinating detailed look at how this effect evolved.||+||Dai Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" was originally published in //[[http://askalexander.org/display/12762/The+Jinx/358|The Jinx]]//, No. 49, Oct. 1938, p. 341. Vernon’s original trick, which he created in 1930, was a technical refinement on Brown's. Vernon replaced wax with roughing fluid to hold the pairs of cards together. Vernon credited Paul Fox with the later idea of adding a kicker; that the reversed card has a contrasting back from the rest of the deck.|
|+||These are the essential components of the history of "Brainwave". However, the story of its evolution is long and complex. In //A History of the Brainwave Principle// (1983), Karl Fulves offers an excellent and detailed look at how this effect evolved.|