The Videos

Richard Wiseman's Curious Psychology videos have become an internet phenomenon, gathering previously unheard-of viewing numbers for science communication videos. Catering to a global audience, the videos use quirky twists, magic and showmanship to present psychology, mathematics or physics effects.

Richard says "the Curious Psychology videos aim to generate the type of 'wow' experience that people feel when they see a wonderful magic trick - that sudden realisation that the world is not quite the way they thought it was. Their perception has been constructed by their brains, rather than being an accurate picture of what is really in front of their eyes."

"I drew on my background in both magic and psychology to make the videos, and all of them have the same underlying theme of there being more to the footage than first meets the eye."


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