Paranormality

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Pan Macmillan UK, Apr 1, 2011 - Science - 336 pages
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Bestselling psychologist Richard Wiseman unravels the science behind our beliefs in telepathy, guardian angels, mediums, ghosts, and more...
Scientists and psychologists have always been interested in the supernatural. Over the last few centuries, some have hoped to use science to prove the existence of ghosts, or clairvoyance, or guardian angels, while others have sought to discredit such phenomena.
Just as he did in his bestselling 59 Seconds, Professor Richard Wiseman cuts through the hype and takes us on a breathtaking tour of the simple everyday truths behind extraordinary claims; and along the way shows us some really rather remarkable things about the way our brains work...
Discover why there are fewer people than usual on trains that crash
Come face to face with talking mongooses, poltergeists and the cleverest horse in the world
Learns how a psychic dog revealed the invisible influences that pervade our everyday lives

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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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