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Convention Spotlight: Rebecca O’Connell on Scopaesthesia

At the PA conference, Rebecca O’Connell from Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK will present her research entitled: “Are people conscious of scopaesthesia? Do the number of starers and the introduction of acoustathesia affect hit rates? A pilot investigation.” O’Connell explores scopaethesia: the sense that someone is staring at you; and ... Read More

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Not yet a member of the PA? Join today and get immediate electronic access to the latest issue of the Journal of Parapsychology as well as other benefits including Mindfield: The Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association , discounts at annual PA conventions and online access to an electronic archive of selected convention papers and videos. Journal of Parapsychology ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Dean Radin Tricks the Trickster

Are there reasons why psi experiments are difficult to reproduce? Or is a trickster at work, cleverly masking or obscuring the results? Dean Radin (Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences) explored these questions in data collected in two psi tasks launched online in 2000. As of October 2017, those tests had accumulated over 100 million trials from an estimated ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Caroline Watt on Precognition, ASCs, and the Ganzfeld

Experiences with psi are reported more often by people who are self-reported creative and artistic, who have a mental discipline practice, as well as those who have prior psi experience or belief. Additionally, mild isolation (ganzfeld) and induced relaxation techniques have been documented to help people access these experiences—but are these variables reliable in ... Read More

Reincarnation Cases and Karma with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas. Here he ... Read More

The Mind-Brain Interface with Marjorie Woollacott

Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, is emeritus professor of Neuroscience and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She is coauthor of the textbook, Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice . She is author of Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind . Here she describes a range of theoretical developments in the field of neuroscience relating ... Read More

Kabbalah, Science, and Spirituality with Vernon Neppe

Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, refers to himself as a Dimensional Biopsychophysicist. He is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is author, with physicist Edward Close, of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works . He is also author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second ... Read More

Reincarnation in the Ancient World with James G. Matlock

James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children's Experiences of Reincarnation . He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas. Here he ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Charley Tart to Give Invited Talk

The line-up for the 61st PA Annual Convention at IONS, CA , just keeps getting better! Invited speaker Charley Tart, PhD., will present his lecture entitled: “Parapsychology as an Essential Component of an Expanded Science of Mind: Promises and Challenges.” Dr. Tart is internationally known for his psychological work on the nature of consciousness, ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Parapsychology and Transpersonal Psychology in Dialogue

The integration of transpersonal psychology and parapsychology shows great promise for explaining extraordinary experiences and events better than can either approach alone. How do these two branches of thought differ and converge, and how do they complement each other? At the 61st Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association , Harris Friedman (University of ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: Skeptics’ Experiences of the Exceptional

How do skeptics describe induced exceptional experiences? Christine Simmonds-Moore, Donadrian Rice (University of West Georgia, GA, USA), and Chase O’Gwin (Northwest Missouri State University, MI, USA) performed a study that explored how disbelievers in paranormal phenomena described exceptional experiences (ExEs) that occurred in the context of a laboratory ... Read More

Convention Spotlight: David Vernon Studies Precognitive Priming

Is it possible that completing a creative insight task in the future will help you complete such a task now? This is the question that David Vernon, a researcher from Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, England is attempting to answer. He is asking people to complete a number of trials using a standard compound remote associates task. This involves presenting a ... Read More

A Neuroscientist Looks at Parapsychology with Marjorie Woollacott

Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, is emeritus professor of Neuroscience and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She is coauthor of the textbook, Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice . She is author of Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, winner of the 2017 Book Award from the Parapsychological Association. Here she presents her ... Read More

Flournoy’s From India to the Planet Mars Revisited

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , P arapsychology Foundation In an article I co-authored with Everton de Oliveira Maraldi we reprinted the last chapter of Swiss psychologist Théodore Flournoy’s From India to the Planet Mars (1900) in the journal History of Psychiatry (“Classic Text No. 113: Final chapter, From India to the Planet Mars: A Study ... Read More

Precognition Discussed in a Psychology Journal

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow , Parapsychology Foundation A recent issue of the journal Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice has discussions of precognition by various authors. The discussion opens with an editorial by Erik Woody and Steven Jay Lynn (“Perspectives on Precognition.” Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, ... Read More
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