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...
RT @SLSingh: This my current priority - schools math project covered in @tes
‘Top-top’ sets raise the A* bar for maths whizzes https://t.co…
by @RichardWiseman - 4 minutes ago
this is important stuff - please make your views known! https://t.co/iWSaRCmV1r
by @RichardWiseman - 5 hours ago
@sareypoppins I have always wanted to have my own stencil saying 'Please just get on with it' and ask them to use that
by @RichardWiseman - yesterday
RT @CravenPartners: The alignment of time and space. Simply perfect. @RichardWiseman https://t.co/RK6nnjIlpI
by @RichardWiseman - 2 days ago
Lovely stuff. https://t.co/Qpy5WiA22X
by @RichardWiseman - 5 days ago
216389545522 - 9 days ago
I will be giving 2 talks in London soon! One on the science of magic and illusion, and one on the psychology of sleep and dreaming. Do come, fun will be had. Here are the links....
London Talks - 27 days ago
I have teamed up with Funzing and am doing London two talks, one about magic and the other about sleep. Just for today you can get a 22% discount using the code ’22funzingagain’ (limited availability) Here are the details…. Magic and illusion: Step backstage and discover the secret science of sorcery. Learn the hitherto hidden psychology […]
Speed Reading - 29 days ago
We have just made a new Quirkology video! I have long been fascinated by the research into Rapid Serial Visual Presentation, and so thought I would make an ultra-short video to celebrate the work. Hope you enjoy it!
New project: The science of napping - one month ago
Today is World Sleep Day and I have just launched a new survey into the science of napping! It would be great if you could take part and it only takes 5 minutes. All you need to do is click here. Many thanks, and the results will be reported at the Edinburgh Science Festival in […]
Quirkology videos! - one month ago
We often get inquiries from people who want to use our Quirkology clips in talks, training seminars, and lessons. As a result we have produced a downloadable pack containing 5 of the most requested psychology-based videos, including the world famous ‘Colour Changing Card Trick’. Purchase the pack and you are free to use the videos for talks […]
7 optical illusions - 2 months 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?
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