General Psi Topics

Experimental research appears to establish the sense of being stared at as a real phenomenon, as described here. This article discusses possible theoretical implications with regard to theories of vision.

An approach to psi experimentation that differentiates subjects who believe that psi is possible, or that it's a genuine phenomenon ('sheep') from those who do not ('goats'). 

The super-psi hypothesis is the claim that psychic functioning is  more extensive than the evidence would suggest, and that it might  play a pervasive role in everyday affairs. 

Psychical episodes that suggest that the mind survives the death of the body are often flawed as evidence. Philosopher Stephen Braude considers what would make an ideal case.

Swedish engineer, scientist, theologian, philosopher, seer and psychic (1688-1772), best known as a reporter of encounters with deceased spirits and as a re-interpreter of Biblical texts, the foundation of a New Church.

Describes the concept of an entity created directly and exclusively by the mind, whether unconsciously or consciously, which appears to develop a life of its own, as an independent agent in the real world, perceptible to other people.

Recent cases in which recipients of heart transplants have appeared to take on dominant personality traits of the deceased organ donor are viewed by some as evidence of survival of death.

Overview of non-university organizations that carry out psi research in the UK, including the Ghost Club, ASSAP and Para.Science. 

The UK arguably leads psi research in Europe, having active centres in at least eight universities. This brief overview surveys the experimental work being carried out in the three main centres.

Philosopher Stephen Braude argues that cases of xenoglossy are less indicative of postmortem survival than some researchers maintain, and that an ability to utter words in an unlearned language can appear in non-paranormal circumstances.