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Paranormality : Why We See What Isn't There by Professor Richard Wiseman
  

Paranormality : Why We See What Isn't There

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Professor Wiseman has a genius for presenting science. Without losing authenticity he is immensely readable, often very funny and a genius at debunking and revealing fraud and bad science. His latest book deals with the Paranormal and by investigating why we believe in such wonders as spirits, table-rapping and communication with the dead he manages to debunk the whole caboodle. But our weird beliefs have some value, paranormal research has revealed much about our brain function, why we can see ghosts that are not there or be tricked by magicians and mediums. Perhaps the sub-title should have read Discover the inadequacies of the human brain!

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Paranormality : Why We See What Isn't There by Professor Richard Wiseman

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.

About the Author

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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Publication date

4th March 2011

Author

Professor Richard Wiseman

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Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Popular Science
The Real World


ISBN

9780230752986

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