2014 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award Winner: Julia Mossbridge
on Monday, June 2, 2014
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The winner of the 2014 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award is Julia Mossbridge. This yearly award honors a PA member who has made significant research contributions that integrate parapsychology and mainstream science, and thereby has advanced the discipline of parapsychology.
Julia has an M.A. in Neuroscience and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a researcher and part-time faculty at Northwestern University. She is also the founder of the Mossbridge Institute, LLC, where she is concerned with developing software applications that help people learn how to get in touch with their internal physical states in order to make better life choices. One of her best known contributions to parapsychology is a meta-analysis she conducted entitled “Predictive anticipatory activity preceding seemingly unpredictable stimuli: A meta-analysis” published in Frontiers in Psychology.
Mossbridge examines how we integrate experiences into a so-called “stream” of consciousness. Her interest in this topic has led her to examine aspects of both cognitive and perceptual timing (e.g., order effects on reading comprehension, perceptual integration across senses) as well as the seemingly reverse-temporal effects discussed in her 2012 meta-analysis (covered in ABC News 20/20, Wall Street Journal Ideas Market, Fox News). Dr. Mossbridge has received funding from the NIH, the Bial Foundation, and the Monroe Institute in her role as a Research Associate at Northwestern University. With Imants Baruss, she is co-writing Transcendent Mind: Re-thinking the Science of Consciousness, to be published by the American Psychological Association.
More information about the PA's yearly awards can be found at: http://www.parapsych.org/section/27/awards.aspx