- Title Pages
- Introduction: The myth of 10% and other Tall Tales about the mind and the brain
- Chapter 1 Cognitive factors underlying paranormal beliefs and experiences
- Chapter 2 Critically thinking about paranormal belief
- Chapter 3 The magic in the brain: how conjuring works to deceive our minds
- Chapter 4 The legend of the magical number seven
- Chapter 5 Setting the record (or video camera) straight on memory: the video camera model of memory and other memory myths
- Chapter 6 The myth of the incredible eyewitness
- Chapter 7 We have got the whole child witness thing figured out, or have we?
- Chapter 8 Is bigger really better? The search for brain size and intelligence in the twenty-first century
- Chapter 9 Biology and intelligence—the race/IQ controversy
- Chapter 10 The Mozart effect: it's time to face the music!
- Chapter 11 The powers and perils of intuition
- Chapter 12 Creative thinking: the mystery myth
- Chapter 13 The more, the merrier: facts and beliefs about the bilingual mind
- Chapter 14 The merry vibes of Wintzer: the tale of foreign accent syndrome
- Chapter 15 Talking with the dead, communicating with the future and other myths created by cold reading
- Chapter 16 Graphology—a total write-off
- Chapter 17 The truth about deception
- Chapter 18 The dual-brain myth
- Chapter 19 The neurology of the weird: brain states and anomalous experience
- Chapter 20 The myth of the clonable human brain
- Chapter 21 Out on a limb: neglect and confabulation in the study of aplasic phantoms
- Chapter 22 Imagery and blindness
- Chapter 23 Something wicked this way comes: causes and interpretations of sleep paralysis
- Chapter 24 The power of the full moon. Running on empty?
- Chapter 25 Ouija, dowsing and other seductions of ideomotor action
- Chapter 26 Inducing out-of-body experiences
- Chapter 27 Can mind conquer cancer?
- Chapter 28 The elusive search for a ‘gay gene’
- Chapter 29 To sleep, perchance to REM? The rediscovered role of emotion and meaning in dreams
Separating fact from fiction
- Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain
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