Scientists & Researchers

Second part of an international list of scientists and intellectuals who contributed to the investigation of psi phenomena (mid-twentieth century), giving brief summaries of their interests and activities. 

Andrija Puharich was a scientist, inventor and psi researcher, now remembered mainly for his close collaboration with the Israeli psychic Uri Geller.

French clinical psychologist whose psi research has included the study of precognition and presentiment effects and the clinical aspects of anomalous experiences.

Dean Radin is an American scientist known for innovative experiments in the study of consciousness and psi phenomena, and for his accessible books about parapsychology, such as The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds.

Joseph Banks Rhine (1895-1980) is considered the founder of modern parapsychology. An American botanist-turned-psychologist, he was the first to systematically apply experimental investigations in the field of psychical research. 

American parapsychologist and partner of JB Rhine (1891-1983), created a large collection of spontaneous cases which she discussed and analysed in several books.

Charles Richet (1850-1935) was a French physiologist and Nobel prizewinner who made notable contributions to the study of psychical research.

British psychology professsor and psi researcher, investigating the nature of anaomalous experiences, the psychology of belief and self-deception. He is current president of the Society for Psychical Research.

Author, musician and paranormal researcher (1950-1990) who became a public figurehead for parapsychology through his many writings, lectures, and radio and television appearances.

American psychologist and parapsychologist (1926-2012) noted for reports of dramatic poltergeist phenomena, which he attributed to unconscious psychokinesis in emotionally disturbed young persons.