Scientists & Researchers

Englishwoman (1895-1980) who wrote a memoir describing her frequent psychic experiences, often in relation to healing and family matters.

Brazilian philosopher and psychologist with research interests in parapsychology, in particular ganzfeld ESP and collective influence on random number generators.

British psychologist and parapsychologist based at the University of Northampton. His research has focused on implicit precognition, morphic fields and the use of floatation tanks to induce psi-conducive states. 

Australian-born psychical researcher, noted both for his strong scepticism of physical (séance) mediums, and for his more sympathetic later work with the mental (clairvoyant) medium Leonora Piper.

British psychologist and psi researcher, whose work has focused on the relationship of creativity and other personality traits with anomalous experiences.

American parapsychologist (1946-92) who achieved notable successes in his psi experiments and helped pioneer the ganzfeld sensory deprivation technique as a method of ESP testing.  

The American-Hungarian stage magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was hostile to spiritualism, and wrote books about his debunking of mediums. 

Anthropologist, writer and teacher, with particular research interests in mediumship and trance phenomena. He is author of Greening the Paranormal (2019) and editor of Paranthropology

American psychologist, amateur magician and leading critic of parapsychology, co-founder of the Committee for the Scientific Inquiry (CSI).

James Hervey Hyslop (1854-1920) was a professor of philosophy, a psychologist, and, during the last fifteen years of his life, a dedicated psychical researcher.