Expanding our paranormal possibilities — biophysical and clinical approaches to parapsychology

December 25, 2012 0:58

Despite the fact that most of the current debates about the existence of the paranormal arises in research psychology and culture, in fact, the background investigation of psychic abilities as much, if not more, is based on the physical sciences and clinical medicine. In a recent article for Reality Sandwich researcher Paul Devereux examines biophysical experiments of Dr. Michael Persinger and Dottie Blake of the Lavrentiev University in Ontario, and, as can be seen from these experiments, they carry our attention back to the physical characteristics of phenomena:

"Parapsychology usually gives his evidence in the form of statistics, and so it is all too easily become the object of accusations of" lies, damned lies and statistics "- as a credible monitoring many subjective responses to laboratory tests, but why not spend those with hardly repeatable paranormal phenomena of experimental conditions? When it comes down to it, the real paranormal phenomena — telepathy or predicting events, phenomena, etc. — Critics tend to have the same perception and fraud charges against the applicants and suggest that, in any case, these messages are just a coincidence and not acceptable as scientific evidence. Most scientists requires "irrefutable" evidence (as well as the popular idea, inappropriate fickle nature of paranormal phenomena). But now a respected research Michael Persinger with Blake Dottie and their team from Laurentian University in Ontario, presented the situation as if the hard-nosed skeptics stopped finally clash on this basis. To do this, the researchers took Lavrentyev special course on standardization of parapsychology — and they did it brilliantly.

Persinger, famous (or infamous) for his so-called "God helmet" helmet that keeps the electrodes in place of his attachment to his temples. These electrodes generate programmed models of weak magnetic fields, which massaged the cerebral cortex in the temporal region, causing a feeling of invisible "presence" and other strange sensations. (In fact, Persinger has developed the procedure for the study of magnetism in neurological therapy instead of pharmaceuticals.) Next he and his colleagues have developed an additional device, called the "Octopus" because of the many electrical wires. Rather, the device is known as magnetic tsirkumtserebralny simulator (CMS), it is mainly composed of coils (coils) mounted at a distance from each other on the rim, fixed around the human skull. Solenoids controlled by a computer program that allows them to rotate in strict accordance with weak magnetic fields around the head. This magnetic stimulation can affect the brain in many ways, including partially breaking the so-called 40-hertz "connecting factor" of the brain, which is not normally used to display all of our sensory input in a smooth, integrated perception of the world. Translated into non-technical language, is a violation of generally allows to reduce or mask the information from "higher intelligence" to achieve knowledge. Some of this information, apparently, may have paranormal qualities, whatever they turned out to be. "

Devereux mentions that he had an early version of CMS unit with provocative results and feels that more research in this area is important. Persinger's work is based on similar work, which began in universities such as the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina. Bioenergy laboatoriya Rhine in the last 30 years engaged in the research of bio-photon emission from the subjects that trigger an altered state of consciousness. This type of study provides a more direct approach to experimenting with the problem of mind-matter interaction.

Another interesting area of research going back to the roots of mental clinical studies paropsihologiey that Anneliese Ventol, executive director of parapsychology, briefly described in the last report to the Public Parapsychology. Ventol explains that parapsychology is part of the clinical study, which helps to "therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, family doctors, faced with customers who report undoubtedly" paronormalnyh "wave phenomena, but do not show traditional signs of psychopathology." Despite to skepticism about the events in the media, Ventol mentions that "there are numerically small outpatient clinic with professional staff in Europe and South America who are survivors of paranormal emergencies. However, the chances for these people in North America and other parts of the world are limited. "As she notes," different or similar — paranormal phenomena can be regarded as a scientifically proven, but it is still a matter of debate. But reports of the disappointing results of the Paranormal from psychologically healthy in all respects, people are widespread. "

This kind of research is central to the work of the Rhine Research Center with Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore of the University of West Georgia, which specializes in the overlap between parapsychology, clinical psychology and mental health, and Dr. Jim Carpenter, about whose therapeutic work with eksperementatorami reports it recent publication — First look: paropsihologiya and mental experiences in everyday life unexpected or spontaneous paranormal phenomena can be traumatic, and in cases where there is no history or evidence of mental illness, it also needs counseling, all of which play an important role in the investigation of minimal area human capabilities.

Mixednews — Helga

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