Scientists & Researchers

 American philosopher who in 1961 published a major study of psi phenomena, endorsing their existence and arguing that they constitute evidence for postmortem survival. This article describes and critiques his ideas. 

Professor of philosophy at Rollins College, Orlando, Florida, who has carried out psi research, principally in the area of psychokinesis.

American lawyer, judge, and politician (1799-1874), remembered as one of the first serious investigators of séance mediums.

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.

German statistician and psychologist (1932-2017) who developed the highly successful ESP 'ball selection' test, and contributed to the study of astrological influences on athletes

French psychologist with a particular interest in the clinical, historical and theoretical aspects of parapsychology.

French astronomer and psychical researcher (1842-1925), notable for his writings on mediumship and psychic phenomena, including case collections. 

Swiss psychologist (1854-1920) noted for his book From India to the Planet Mars, a psychological study of the trance medium Hélène Smith. 

Academic psychologist and psi investigator (1934-2010) whose many books covered topics such as transpersonal psychology, dreams and survival of death.

British psychologist and prominent psi sceptic working at Goldsmiths, University of London. French frequently appears in the media as a critic of psychic claims, but has also carried out laboratory psi research.