Students of anomalistic psychology study human behavior and experiences that are generally described as paranormal. However, these scientists operate without the assumption of paranormal activity; and studies often “bust” popular paranormal myths.
Koestler Parapsychology Unit, University of Edinburgh
Located in Edinburgh, Scotland this research center has churned out studies on a wide variety of popular myths, both paranormal and psychological. Earlier this year, Dr. Caroline Watt, Senior Researcher of the Koestler Unit, worked with other scientists to tackle the claim that eye movement is an indicator of truth-telling. The study proved the popular myth – that liars look up and to the right when telling falsehoods – to be read more