Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There

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Macmillan, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 340 pages
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Bestselling psychologist Richard Wiseman unravels the science behind our beliefs in telepathy, clairvoyants, mediums, ghosts, and more... "People are emotionally drawn to the supernatural. They actively want weird, spooky things to be true... Wiseman shows us a higher joy as he deftly skewers the paranormal charlatans, blows away the psychic fog and lets in the clear light of reason." Richard Dawkins Professor Richard Wiseman is clear about one thing: paranormal phenomena don't exist. But in the same way that the science of space travel transforms our everyday lives, so research into telepathy, fortune-telling and out-of-body experiences produces remarkable insights into our brains, behaviour and beliefs. Paranormality embarks on a wild ghost chase into this new science of the supernatural and is packed with activities that allow you to experience the impossible. So throw away your crystals, ditch your lucky charms and cancel your subscription to Reincarnation Weekly. It is time to discover the real secrets of the paranormal.

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

An easy to read look at cricial thinking and how we investigate the paranormal phenomena that are constantly cropping up around us. The author does a good job of explaining how the brain works, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

An easy to read look at cricial thinking and how we investigate the paranormal phenomena that are constantly cropping up around us. The author does a good job of explaining how the brain works, and ... Read full review

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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 author of the international bestseller 59 Seconds, is frequently quoted by the media and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes across the world.

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