Scientists & Researchers

Overview of the history and relative contributions in the field of psi research by labs and individuals in Australia, Japan, China and India

Cleve Backster (1924–2013), a polygraph expert, carried out experiments which he claimed showed a degree of conscious awareness in plants. 

British physicist (1844-1925) and co-founder of the Society for Psychical Research. He wrote on telepathy and clairvoyance, apparitions, mediumship, dowsing, deathbed visions, and related topics.

John Beloff (1920-2006) was a British psychologist, philosopher and parapsychologist, the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on the philosophy of mind and psi-related topics. 

Influential French philosopher( 1859–1941) who was strongly interested in psi phenomena, from which he developed a ‘filter’ theory of consciousness. 

Italian psychologist and psychical researcher (1862-1943), author of number of books analysing psi phenomena. 

American parapsychologist and author (1942-2012), pioneer of the experimental study of distant mental influence on living systems (DMILS).

Investigator associated with the Society for Psychical Research (1923-2010) who authored reports on poltergeist and haunting cases, some in collaboration with fellow parapsychologist Alan Gauld.

British scientist who carried out controversial experiments with Daniel Home and other mediums in the 1870s. His claim to have discovered a new ‘psychic force’ was  contested by other scientists, but his reports continue to be widely discussed.

Nobel prize-winning French physicist (1859-1906) who in the years before his untimely death in a traffic accident became enthusiastic about the phenomena he witnessed in the seance room.