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...
Utter genius https://t.co/lCQTeBKiVA
by @RichardWiseman - 10 hours ago
RT @newscilive: Only 300 VIP tickets left for 'Night School: The New Science of Sleep and Dreaming' Sep 30 with @RichardWiseman https://t.c…
by @RichardWiseman - 2 days ago
I bet the one I use for him isn't in there. https://t.co/a7IUVrbeJE
by @RichardWiseman - 3 days ago
RT @benrathe: Negotiations with the DUP have now taken longer than many of them believe it took God to create the world.
@ConnorPR hi. it's fine to just email me. My email is on my site.
by @RichardWiseman - 4 days ago
216389545522 - 26 days ago
On Thursday I am in London talking about how to get the best nights sleep you have ever had and what your dreams really mean. Vote and then come along! http://uk.funzing.com/funz/ldn-talks-night-the-science-of-sleep-9731
216389545522 - one month ago
I have just started previewing a new show in Edinburgh - it is called The Walter Scott Seance, and is a combination of magic, history and merriment. The first batch of tickets sold out in 10 mins, but we will release more soon. If it is your kind of thing, head over to.... https://www.facebook.com/ScottSeance/
We have just released a new Quirkology illusion video! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, The Mysterious Glass
216389545522 - 2 months 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....
216389545522 - 4 months 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
Walter Scott Seances – Tickets on sale now! - 9 days ago
The next preview performances of The Walter Scott Seance will take place on Sunday 2nd July and Sunday 16th July at 1.30pm and 3.00 pm each day. Tickets are available now, but hurry because the last shows sold out in 10 minutes. This is a fun history, mystery and magic show that takes place in […]
On the direction of brains - 28 days ago
A few months ago I was chatting with my old pal, and top neuroscientist, Adrian Owen. Adrian and I went to University together many years ago. I don’t want to say how long ago it was, but suffice to say that Charles Darwin was Head of Department. Anyway, I digress. Adrian and I were chatting […]
The Walter Scott Seance – Tickets available now! - one month ago
Tickets for the preview shows of The Walter Scott Seance are available now. But hurry, there are only a small number of seats for each show. This is a fun history, mystery and magic show that takes place in Edinburgh’s gorgeous Signet Library. Guests are shown to a secret chamber that’s rarely open to the […]
The Walter Scott Seance - one month ago
Hi there! Just a quick note to say that I will be previewing a new Edinburgh attraction in June! It’s called The Walter Scott Seance, and will take place at the historic and gorgeous Signet Library in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. For each performance a small number of guests will be invited to The Signet Library […]
How to improve your sleep - one month ago
I recently gave a Funzing talk on how to improve your sleep. A few attendees asked for a summary and so here are 10 main points. I discuss all of this in depth in Night School, and will be giving another Funzing talk on the topic in London in June. Avoid the blues: When your eyes […]
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