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.
my good self on @themonkeycage talking puzzle with @alexbellos @robinince @ProfBrianCox @helenczerski @ @FryRsquared https://t.co/b2AEvxyEfV
by @RichardWiseman - yesterday
@TimHarford @alexbellos @FryRsquared @helenzaltzman thanks. Hope u like it!
by @RichardWiseman - 2 days ago
Years ago I was on a date & asked the woman what she did for a living. She said she worked at the zoo. I thought 'she sounds like a keeper'
@andynyman there speaks a man who has never had a meal at my mums
by @RichardWiseman - 4 days ago
@shwood @pat_meister thanks! Likewise! Hope all is well with you.
by @RichardWiseman - 5 days ago
216389545522 - 8 days 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 - 21 days ago
Making any New Years Resolutions? Here are my top ten evidence-based tips!
216389545522 - one month ago
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!
216389545522 - 2 months ago
Exciting news! We have just launched the video of the Quirkology Mind Games set. It shows you what's inside and much much more.
10 Bets You Will Always Win - 8 days 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 - 21 days 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! - 23 days 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 […]
The Transparent Man: A new Quirkology video - one month ago
The lovely folks at Google Making & Science recently asked me whether there was a science-based project that I would love to make happen. A few weeks before, magic consultant David Britland had drawn my attention to a little-known optical illusion from the 1920s called ‘The Transparent Man’. The illusion was described in a book […]
Creepy Halloween Illusion – Free! - 2 months ago
I have teamed up with the good folks at Water Closet Press and created a Quirkology goat-based Halloween illusion, and here it is…. Head over to the Quirkology site to download the free PDF (click here).
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