Richard Wiseman

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Birthday
16, 1966
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
England

About

University of Hertfordshire Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology who translated his experimental psychology knowledge into a YouTube channel called Quirkology, where he posts content relating to psychology, magic, and illusions.

Before Fame

He became one of the youngest members of the Magic Circle of London. At 18, he was a street performer before beginning his studies in psychology at University College London.

Trivia

He is very public about his criticism of belief in paranormal phenomena. He has had books published called Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There, Paradox: The Curious Life, and Mysterious Death, of Mr Joseph Wheeler.

Family Life

He was born to a mother and father who worked as a seamstress and engineer, respectively, in London, England, but was raised in Luton.

Associated With

He partnered with Simon Singh on a National Science Week BBC segment about lying.