Mike Heap is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Sheffield. He has a special interest in hypnosis and has authored and edited a number of books on the subject. He is a founding member of the Association for Skeptical Enquiry and is its current chairman and editor of the Newsletter and the Skeptical Intelligencer. He also writes a regular column for The Skeptic Magazine. For copies of various writings visit his website, www.mheap.com
The presentation concerns suggestion and suggestibility and their relation to certain unusual and paranormal claims. I shall say a little about the nature of hypnosis but will concentrate mainly on ideomotor suggestion. There will be live demonstrations and plenty of opportunity for audience participation.
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