Dissent of man

Mind-reading is often dismissed as a quack science, but it could play a part in turning our fortunes around

2nd October, 2010

I’ve always assumed that television mind-readers such as Derren Brown use clever editing and rigged scenarios to make gullible viewers believe that they really can see inside people’s heads.

I’m not saying that they are cheats, but the cynic has long outgrown my inner child, and my operating assumption is that everything on television - like life itself - is just one big fix.

Except for X Factor, obviously.

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