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Palmer, John - - 2012
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Millay, Jean, Stokes, Douglas - - 2012
Joines, William - - 2012
Shiah, Yung-Jong - - 2012
An underlying mechanism for ESP at the initial perceptual stage has not been fully proposed and the mode of transduction for paranormal information remains unknown. This paper is based on the reasonable assumption that ESP is a kind of normal perception. Recently discovered photoreceptors called cryptochromes, which are present in ...
Hitchman, Glenn - - 2012
The notion that psi may be able to function without conscious intent and mediate adaptive consequences is a feature of several theories of psi. In particular, Stanford's "Psi-mediated Instrumental Response" (PMIR) model predicts that psi can operate without conscious awareness, facilitating advantageous outcomes by triggering preexisting behaviours in response to ...
Laythe, Brian - - 2012
The current study examines the specific experiences of individuals who have reported haunt phenomena in the context of common paranormal belief measures. One hundred and sixty nine community college students completed online surveys assessing personality waits, cognitive functioning, Tobacyk's (2004) measure of paranormal belief, Gallagher, Kumar, and Pekala's (1994) Anomalous ...
Drinkwater, Ken - - 2012
This study investigated the relationship between conspiracist beliefs, reality testing, belief in the paranormal, and related anomalistic beliefs (urban legends). Attitudes toward general conspiracist beliefs and endorsement of specific conspiracy theories correlated with reality testing deficits and belief in the paranormal. High reality testing deficit scores were associated with less ...
Sherwood, Simon - - 2012
Various anomalous experiences have been reported just as people are falling asleep (hypnagogic state) or awakening from sleep (hypnopompic state). These states might be conducive to the operation of paranormal processes but might also facilitate the misinterpretation of normal experiences. It is therefore important to investigate the range of experiences ...
Cardena, Etzel - - 2012
We are currently witnessing an enormous interest in psi phenomena as cultural and experiential events, displayed in landmark exhibits throughout the world and discussed from historical and other perspectives. This essay focuses on the various connections between art and psi. We mention how many forbears of parapsychology were artists or ...
Mossbridge, Julia - - 2011
Palmer, John - - 2011
Parker, Adrian - - 2011
Schlitz, Marilyn - - 2011
Schonwetter, Tim - - 2011
Prior studies seem to provide evidence for an anomalous increase in heart rate during the presentation of objects that were later randomly chosen and presented as target objects in a forced-choice guessing task. We investigated 48 participant pairs in a modified paradigm: We implemented a spatially separated partner who handled ...
Kelley, Michael - - 2011
Previous research has indicated a consistent relationship between paranormal belief and schizotypy. The present study sought to replicate these findings, and to explore the differential associations of various dimensions of paranormal belief with the various dimensions of schizotypy. Tobacyk's Paranormal Beliefs Scale (PBS), the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ), the STA, ...
Roxburgh, Elizabeth - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the personality and psychological wellbeing of Spiritualist mental mediums compared to nonmedium Spiritualists. A total of 159 Spiritualists (mediums = 80, nonmediums = 79) participated in a nationwide cross-sectional survey and completed measures of dissociation, boundary-thinness, psychological wellbeing, fantasy-proneness, and personality. Mediums ...
Murray, Aja - - 2011
Meta-analytic techniques are held in particularly high esteem in parapsychology owing to their important contribution to debates on the controversial issue of psi replicability. They are, however, associated with some serious limitations. The present paper evaluates the extent to which these limitations have represented a significant impediment to the resolution ...
Marcusson-Clavertz, David - - 2011
We examined how hypnotizability, dissociation, alterations in consciousness, belief in success, and previous psi experiences related to performance in a ganzfeld psi task. High (n = 14) and low (n = 12) hypnotizables participated in 2 sessions. The first included measures of dissociation and alterations in consciousness during ganzfeld, whereas ...
Palmer, John - - 2011
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Shiah, Yung-Jong - - 2011
Experiencing a visual image of a target occurs in ganzfeld and remote viewing experiments as well as in spontaneous cases. However, little is known about how participants generate these images. At the beginning of an ESP task, participants try to imagine and anticipate seeing a target. This leads to the ...
Alvarez, Fernando - - 2011
Micro-PK was explored in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) to test the hypothesis of nondirectional REG randomness reduction during an alarm situation. A 15-s video clip of a crawling snake was presented to 80 participants and a REG's outcome during the presentation of the stimulus was analysed under three conditions: Bird ...
Schonwetter, Tim - - 2011
This study aimed to investigate anomalously modulated physiological responses as an indicator of anomalous interactions between emotionally related partners. For this purpose, we used a modified version of the Guilty Knowledge Test. In this experiment, partners were spatially separated. One partner (Participant 1) was confronted with probe objects such that ...
Kelley, Michael - - 2011
Positive schizotypy (reality distortion), and other components of transliminality, may constitute a genetic balanced polymorphism in which the disadvantageous effects of conditions associated with extreme ends of the trait dimension are balanced by advantages associated with more moderate levels of trait expression. Positive schizotypy and creativity are associated with mating ...
Palmer, John - - 2011
To explore the expression of ESP through motor automatisms (hand movements), 40 adult volunteers were tested. The target pool consisted of 100 homographs divided into 20 sets of 5 each. Detectors were seated in front of an alphabet board modeled after the Ouija board. For up to 30 min, they ...
Kennedy, J.E. - - 2011
Information consists of symbols, media for storing and transmitting the symbols, and an interpretational infrastructure that establishes the meaning of the symbols, can generate and decode the symbols, and can take actions based on the symbols. Information processing in livings systems includes genetics, perception, behavior, memory, learning, communication, imagination, creativity, ...
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Tart, Charles - - 2010
Cardena, Etzel - - 2010
Phillips, Peter - - 2010
Kelley, Michael - - 2010
It has been suggested that nearly universal beliefs in God, spirit, and paranormal phenomena evolved because such beliefs alleviate death anxiety. The terror management theory of religion is reviewed. Evidence for an association between lowered death anxiety and religious/paranormal beliefs is extensive, though perhaps somewhat inconsistent, and limited to particular ...
Alvarez, Fernando - - 2010
The ability for precognition in relation to local sidereal time (LST) was explored in 25 adult female zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata. Their anticipatory response to a startle sound stimulus was tested in 2-hour segments at 13.5 [+ or -] 1 h LST, a period found by Spottiswoode (1997a) to correlate ...
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