5 people who know how to read minds

These mentalists take shock and awe to a whole new level.

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Ava Do grew up in Vietnam and moved to the US at the age of thirteen. Ava Do grew up in Vietnam and moved to the US at the age of thirteen. (Photo: Courtesy Ava Do)

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Ava Do

Born in Vietnam and raised in California, this 35-year-old mentalist received a degree in psychobiology from UCLA. She's spent the last decade turning her academic background and keen insight of human behavior into a unique style of entertainment. “From my perspective, it seemed that the two fields had a lot in common,” she told Scientific American in a story about the neuroscience of magic. Along with her partner, magician Apollo Robbins, she served as a consultant on the 2015 con artist film "Focus" starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

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