Psychics — extending the capabilities of parapsychology

Incredibly popular programs on extrasensory perception and psychics recently created around the world. It is surprising that only 10 years ago about these people knew very little. However, they have always existed and research of any state in this area were carried out at all times. What is this over people and how they explain the phenomenon of science?

In a recent article for Reality Sandwich researcher Paul Devereux examines biophysical experiments of Dr. Michael Persinger and Blake Dott 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 provides its proof in the form of statistics, and so it is all too easily becomes the target of accusations of" lies, damned lies and statistics "- as a credible monitoring the set of 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 like perception or fraud charges against challengers and indicate that, in any case, these messages are just a coincidence and not acceptable as scientific evidence. Most scientists requires a "compelling" evidence (as well as the common views that do not match the changeable nature of paranormal phenomena).

But now a respected research Michael Persinger with Blake Dott and their team from Laurentian University in Ontario, presented the situation as if the hard-nosed skeptics have stopped finally clash on this ground. To do this, the researchers took Lavrentyev special course on standardization of parapsychology — and did it brilliantly.

Persinger, the 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 a programmed pattern of weak magnetic fields that gently massage the cerebral cortex in the temporal region, causing a feeling of invisible "presence" and other strange sensations. (In fact, this procedure Persinger developed for this use magnetism in neurological therapy instead of pharmaceuticals).

Following, he and his colleagues have developed an additional tool, called "Octopus" because of the plurality of electrical wires. Rather, a device known as magnetic tsirkumtserebralny simulator (CMS), it is mainly composed of a solenoid (coil) arranged at a distance from each other on the rim, secured around a human skull. The solenoids are controlled by a computer program that allows them to rotate strictly in accordance with weak magnetic fields around the head.

This magnetic stimulation can affect the brain in different ways, including partially breaking the so-called 40-hertz "connecting factor" of the brain, which is not normally used to display all of our incoming sensory signals to the smooth, coherent perception of the world. Translated into non-technical language, it is usually possible to reduce disturbance or mask information from "higher intelligence" to achieve knowledge. Some of this information is apparently may have psychic qualities whatever they provide. "

Devereaux mentions that he had an early version of CMS device with provocative results and feels that more research in this area is important. Persinger's work is based on similar work that began in the universities such as the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina. Bio-Energy laboatoriya Rhine over the past 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 the psyche of clinical research paropsihologiey that Anneliese Ventola, executive director of the Association of parapsychology, briefly described in the last report to the Public Parapsychology. Ventola explains that parapsychology is part of the clinical research that helps to "therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and family doctors, confronted with clients who report no doubt" paranormal "phenomena of concern, but do not exhibit the traditional signs of psychopathology."

Despite skepticism about the events in the media, Ventola 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 eksperementator reports it recent publication — First Look: mental distress and paropsihologiya in everyday life.

Unexpected or spontaneous paranormal phenomena can be traumatic, and in cases where there is no history or evidence of mental illness, contain references to the need for counseling, all of which play an important role in the research areas of minimal human capabilities.

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