Archive for the ‘Science Experiments’ Category

Helmut Schmidt, Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Posted in General, People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | No Comments »

I only just learned that Helmut Schmidt, a German parapsychologist I'd researched, died on August 18, 2011. How sad that I heard about this two years after the fact. From my book: Many years later [I was writing about ...

Near Death and Immortality

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Science Experiments | No Comments »

An interesting piece in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience called, Near-death experiences between science and prejudice. And, an article about a 5 million grant from the John Temple Foundation to UC Riverside philosopher John Fischer for research on aspects of immortality. ...

EVP Experiment at the Rhine Research Center

Monday, February 6th, 2012 Posted in General, Science Experiments | No Comments »

This call for volunteers came in my email: "The Rhine Research Center is looking for a number of participants to take part in a study on "electronic voice phenomena" (voice-like sounds that can be heard on audio recordings (such as ...

Jessica Utts Lecture

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | No Comments »

I came across this lecture given last year by statistician Jessica Utts (Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine) titled: The strength of evidence versus the power of belief: Are we all Bayesians? From the description on the page for this ...

Ted Serios

Sunday, August 21st, 2011 Posted in General, People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 62 Comments »

I don't really know a lot about Ted Serios. He was said to be able make images appear on Polaroid film by using his mind. He called them "thoughtographs." Gaither Pratt, a scientist formerly associated with the ...

The Medium Who Committed Suicide

Monday, December 6th, 2010 Posted in General, Letters to the Lab, People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 3 Comments »

I had intended to write about Ted Serios, the man who was said to be able to take pictures with his mind. But while reading through some 1962 letters about Serios between Dr. J. B. Rhine and Pauline Oehler, who ...

Dr. Michael Persinger

Monday, September 6th, 2010 Posted in People in Parapsychology, Science Experiments | 11 Comments »

There's a relatively recent interview at the Scientific Paranormal Investigative Research Information website with Dr. Michael Persinger, a cognitive neuroscience researcher at Laurentian University. Persinger has been doing some interesting work over the years. There's a series of lectures ...