Cleve Backster (1924–2013), a polygraph expert, carried out experiments which he claimed showed a degree of conscious awareness in plants.
Cambridge philosopher (1887-1971) whose interests encompassed parapsychology, and who theorized on topics such as precognition and post-mortem survival.
Describes the study of psi in dreams, notably of telepathic interactions and precognition of future events.
American psychoanalyst and paranormal investigator (1908-1998) known for his three-year study of the ‘thoughtography’ practised by Ted Serios, and for his insightful theorising about the role of unconscious motivation in the manifestation of psi effects.
Overview of the attempts by scientists and scholars to apply experimental methods to claims of psychic experiences, from 19th-century séances to the use of statistics in present day laboratory experiments.
Israeli-born celebrity psychic known for metal-bending and telepathic feats.
Traditional Yogic and Buddhist teachings state that a person who attains a higher state of consciousness will manifest psychic powers (siddhis).
Meta-analysis is a statistical procedure that combines the results of a number of studies in a particular area of research in order to provide a more robust finding.
Explores the presence of music in ESP, mediumship and other paranormal contexts, for instance when heard in the absence of any apparent source.
Surveys the investigative literature on precognition, giving examples of reported cases and describing the views and conclusions of individual researchers.