The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory was founded in 1979 by Robert Jahn and carried out ground-breaking research in psychokinesis and remote viewing for nearly three decades.
Overview of experimental research on mind-matter interaction, commonly referred to as psychokinesis (PK), from early dice-throwing studies to the use of random number generators, both in the lab and the field.
Explores the overlap between parapsychology and psychology, describing the personality and other psychological variables that researchers have uncovered in relation to psychic phenomena.
German-born US-based parapsychologist (1928-2011) who pioneered the use of random event generators in psychokinesis research, often achieving highly significant scoring rates in his experiments.
Norfolk-based group that held séances during the 1990s, claiming to have communicated with spirits and to have observed paranormal phenomena of various kinds.
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.
American artist (1933-2013) whose psychic ability led him to participate in successful ESP and PK experiments, including remote viewing research that became the basis for the Star Gate psychic spying program.
‘Table-turning’ (also ‘table-tipping’, table levitation’) refers to the anomalous movement of tables and other furniture, one of several séance effects widely-experienced throughout the developed world from the middle of the nineteenth century, often treated as a medium of spirit communication.
Polish woman whose ability to produce visible psychokinetic effects in controlled conditions was documented by scientific researchers in the early twentieth century.
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.