Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 4, 2011 - Self-Help - 354 pages
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'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.

Learn how to control your dreams -- and leave your body behind

Convince complete strangers that you know all about them

Unleash the power of your unconscious mind

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Review: Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

I really enjoyed Wiseman's "Quirkology" and I'm a fan of the psychologist/magician/insider revealing how it is people believe strange things. I don't find this "debunking" as killing off the magic of ... Read full review

Review: Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There

User Review  - Ana-Maria Bujor - Goodreads

This is a great book to start learning about our perception of paranormal events. It has it all - ghosts, talking to the dead, palm reading and so on and it's also very well written and funny.I ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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