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Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman is Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. He is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Skeptical Inquirer consulting editor. For more information about his work, visit richardwiseman.com.

The Haunted Brain

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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The Haunted Brain

Reports of alleged ghostly activity tell us a great deal about the innermost workings of our brains.

‘Heads I Win, Tails You Lose’: How Parapsychologists Nullify Null Results

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

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Parapsychologists have tended to view positive results as supportive of the psi hypothesis while ensuring that null results don't count as evidence against it.

‘None of This Is True’: Do Disclaimers about the Paranormal Really Work?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

Commentary

The last few years have seen substantial growth in the number of television programs claiming to contain paranormal phenomena.

Theatre of Science

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 31.3, May / June 2007

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Theatre of Science

Two academics show--somewhat to their own surprise--that there is an audience for a live stage science show.

A Critique of Schwartz et al.’s After-Death Communication Studies

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 25.6, November / December 2001

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A Critique of Schwartz et al.’s After-Death Communication Studies

Studies with mediums by Gary Schwartz et al have been widely reported in the media as scientific proof of life after death.

Eyewitness Testimony and the Paranormal

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 19.6, November / December 1995

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Eyewitness Testimony and the Paranormal

Much of the evidence relating to paranormal phenomena consists of eyewitness testimony...

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