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.
"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...
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@daavedaave @enchantforest great pic!
by @RichardWiseman - 13 hours ago
Just visited @enchantforest - magical and brilliant ! https://t.co/8LAgwbTFPE
by @RichardWiseman - 15 hours ago
Idea: media often create top ten lists of celebs & CEOs earnings, but wouldn't it be better to rate them on how much tax they pay?
by @RichardWiseman - yesterday
RT @justinmonehen: Just playing with a couple of the props from @RichardWiseman 's excellent Quirkology set. Love the floating card box! ht…
Fascinating take on 'debunking' of power posing often ignoring ind differences https://t.co/MGvmAw6xBc
216389545522 - 3 days ago
For the past year I have been working with the good folks at Marvin’s Magic to create a Quirkology Mind Games box. The exciting news is that we have just launched it!
The set is crammed full of jaw-dropping illusions, surprising science stunts, and bets that you will always win. And all with a quirky twist. Within a few moments of opening the box you will appear to move objects with the power of your mind, transform anyone into a zombie, defy gravity and lots lots more. The box contains everything you need to astound your friends and family, and even has a specially filmed Quirkology DVD. Have fun!
Available at Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/KVupz9
Available in the UK, US, Europe and Canada here https://goo.gl/3Z4kqD
216389545522 - one month ago
Ever wanted to be able to place 15 threads through the eye of a needle in a few seconds? Now you can!
Buy the book UK: https://goo.gl/BKadJg
Buy the book US: https://goo.gl/XLTErW
Just released the latest '10 bets you will always win' video - this one features the new book, which is available in the UK on Amazon for an amazing £3.99.
My new science book, 101 Bets You Will Always Win, is now available for pre-order. It is hardback, embossed, 200 illustrations and has a secret bet built into it! It is £6.94 on Amazon.
We have just launched a Quirkology Mind Games set! - 8 days ago
For the past year I have been working with the good folks at Marvin’s Magic to create a Quirkology box of goodies. The exciting news is that today we are launching Mind Games at the QED conference and online everywhere. The set is crammed full of jaw-dropping illusions, surprising science stunts, and bets that you […]
A little pile of (mostly unwanted) things. - 21 days ago
A few days ago I visited the Joseph Jastrow archive at the David M. Rubenstein Library (Duke University, North Carolina). Jastrow is one of my favourite psychologists, and I have frequently been inspired by his work. Born in 1863, he built America’s first psychology laboratory at the University of Wisconsin and investigated several intriguing topics, including […]
New Book: 101 Bets you will always win - one month ago
Exciting news! My new book, ‘101 bets that you will always win‘ has just been published by BoxTree. It’s based on the Quirkology bets videos, and outlines endless ways to fool your friends and family. Not only that, but the book also explains the science behind many of the bets and even has a secret […]
A new Beuchet chair illusion - 2 months ago
I have always been a huge fan of the Beuchet chair illusion. Created by psychologist Jean Beuchet in the 1960s, this wonderful illusion is used all over the world to make people appear to be tiny. There is, however, one small problem from a practical perspective. The illusion involves building a large chair back and seat, […]
New Quirkology Exhibition! - 2 months ago
Want to be levitated by David Copperfield, see one of the world’s greatest optical illusions, or be attacked by a giant monster? Then head over to our new Quirkology exhibition at the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland. The exhibition allows visitors to experience the impossible, and features several unique items. Master magician David Copperfield […]
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