Richard Wiseman is Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology and has an international reputation for his research into unusual areas including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal. He is the psychologist most frequently quoted by the British Media and his research has been featured on over 150 programmes. He is regularly heard on Radio 4 and featured articles about his work have appeared throughout the national press.
This Saturday is National Libraries Day, an annual celebration that aims to highlight the importance of libraries. To inspire you to visit your local library this weekend, we’ve collected quotes from some of our favourite writers on why they deserve your support.
"Ever since I was a kid I was interested in magic and puzzles. I used to go to my local library and look through the books they had on conjuring, and the paranormal section just happened to be on the next shelf. I started to read the books on Bigfoot, ESP, reincarnation etc., and found it al...
@AkiyoshiKitaoka just to say hi and that I am a big fan of your work!
by @RichardWiseman - an hour ago
by @RichardWiseman - 23 hours ago
Based on a statistical analysis of my Twitter stream, this tweet will be retweeted exactly 37 times.
by @RichardWiseman - yesterday
FACT: The average American teenage sends 75 texts every day.
@SidRodrigues soooooo rude
by @RichardWiseman - 3 days ago
216389545522 - 7 days ago
Just filmed 7 optical illusions - the one with the pencils is my favourite - which one do you like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1yHOFJydog
216389545522 - one month ago
We have just released a new '10 bets you will always win' video - hope you like it - give them a go! Although the first one, involving the soda can, is MUCH harder than it looks! Enjoy.
216389545522 - 2 months ago
Making any New Years Resolutions? Here are my top ten evidence-based tips!
I have been working on a secret project that involves reconstructing a virtually unknown optical illusion called The Transparent Man. The illusion was proposed by magician Robert Harbin in the 1920s and was years ahead of its time. But no-one has ever built the illusion to see if it works - and so that's what we did!
V excited to announce that our latest video - 10 Christmas Pranks and Illusions - has just gone live!
7 optical illusions - 7 days ago
I have just created a new Quirkology video – this one has some rather unusual illusions in it, including a lovely colour-changing ring and some vanishing pencils. I hope you like it – what is your favourite one?
The world’s first mind reading tee shirt is back! - one month ago
A few years ago we created the world’s first mind reading tee shirt. They were only available for a very limited period of time. Well, the good news is that they have just relaunched and are available for the next 4 days. Here is a video about it and the links. Enjoy! US: https://teespring.com/QuirkologyTeeUS EU: https://teespring.com/QuirkologyTeeEU and […]
10 Bets You Will Always Win - one month ago
We have just released a new ’10 bets that you will always win’ video! This is actually one of my favourites and has lots of bets that are tucked away in obscure books. Oh, and the first one with the soda can is MUCH harder than it looks!
How to keep your New Years Resolutions - 2 months ago
It’s that time of the year again. Right now millions of people will be making their New Years Resolutions in the hope of creating a new and improved version of themselves. I am all for it. However, my work shows that only about 1 in 10 people will make their dreams a reality. Why? Because […]
10 Quick Puzzles! - 2 months ago
Here are 10 of my favourite puzzles. The answers are below – see how many you can solve and post your score below (be honest!). Good luck…. 1) A rope ladder is hanging over the side of a ship, with the bottom rung just touching the water. The rungs are 25com apart. How many rungs […]
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