- “Feeling the Future” Experiments: A New Meta-Analysis November 22, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation An important new meta-analysis of ESP experiments has been published, “Feeling the Future: A Meta-analysis of 90 Experiments on the Anomalous Anticipation of Random Future Events,” by Daryl Bem, Patrizio Tressoldi, Thomas Rabeyron, and Michael Duggan (F1000Research, 2015, 4,1188 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7177.1). Daryl Bem A non technical summary […]
- Parapsychology Foundation’s Online Book Expo November 14, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation On Saturday, November 14th, the Parapsychology Foundation is hosting its PF Book Expo 2015 with six presentations on new books. Register for a free account on www.WizIQ.com and then click on the course link: https://www.wiziq.com/course/131846-parapsychology-foundation-book-expo-2015 The event starts at 9:30am Eastern and runs through 5:30pm. All the […]
- Historical Notes About Out-of-Body Experiences: II. D.D. Home’s Experience November 2, 2015Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation Although there are many reports of out-of-body experiences published during the nineteenth-century, few are as detailed and unique as that reported by famous medium Daniel Dunglas Home, who lived between 1833 and 1886. The account presented here is taken from Home’s autobiography Incidents in my Life (2nd […]
- “Feeling the Future” Experiments: A New Meta-Analysis November 22, 2015
Carpenter’s basic premise is that even if psi is currently anomalous in terms of known physical and neurobiological mechanisms, it is not psychologically anomalous. Like memories of past experiences, subliminal stimuli, and unconscious motives, psi is a nonconscious, continuously present resource in the development of all conscious experience.
In arriving at a conscious thought, perception, or intended action, we nonconsciously combine pertinent information from all these resources.. . . . Carpenter’s First Sight theory integrates many previously scattered and little understood findings in psi research and is richly generative in suggesting new lines of research. Overall, the theory constitutes a transformational contribution to both psi research and the psychology of consciousness.
Daryl J. Bem (Professor Emeritus, Cornell University), ESP is not a Psychological Anomaly, a review of First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life. PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 57(50), 2012.
- In this engaging and beautifully crafted book Jim Carpenter shows in remarkable depth and detail how situating the paranormal in the context of other preconscious receptive and expressive processes allows us to understand a host of existing findings in a way that makes excellent psychological sense – a significant theoretical achievement that should command the attention of parapsychologists and mainstream psychologists alike. —Edward F. Kelly, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia
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