Cleve Backster (1924–2013), a polygraph expert, carried out experiments which he claimed showed a degree of conscious awareness in plants.
Cambridge philosopher (1887-1971) whose interests encompassed parapsychology, and who theorized on topics such as precognition and post-mortem survival.
This article describes some recent experimental and theoretical work in China, including successful attempts to train ESP abilities in blind children. It has been contributed by Professor Yi-Fang Chang, a physicist at China’s Yumman University.
Series of successful ESP experiments with dance, drama and music students of New York’s Julliard School, who scored at twice the rate of subjects drawn from the general population.
Since the 1980s, experimental parapsychologists have studied distant mental interactions with living systems (DMILS), both humans and small animals. This article looks at the uses of the method in distant healing research.
Summaries of reports, surveys and analysis on dream ESP found in the research archives of the Society for Psychical Research, from 1889 to 1998.
Describes the study of psi in dreams, notably of telepathic interactions and precognition of future events.
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.
Overview of the attempts by scientists and scholars to apply experimental methods to claims of psychic experiences, from 19th-century séances to the use of statistics in present day laboratory experiments.