Thursday, March 29, 2012

IONS-Windbridge Mediumship Study

The Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Windbridge Institute are conducting a study exploring the perceptual capacities of mediums, some of whom claim to be able to sense if a person in a photo is presently alive or dead. We are working with selected research mediums from the Windbridge Institute.

We understand that this is a sensitive subject, but it is nevertheless a claim that can be tested in scientific ways. To do this we are collecting photos of people's faces, some of whom are alive and others who are now dead. We will be studying the mediums' brain activity while they view these photos, presented in random order and with no indication of the person's present status, to see if their brains unconsciously respond differently to images of the living or the dead.

If you have photos of yourself that you would like to share for this experiment, please click here. Individuals in these photos will not be identified by name.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

James Randi — Skepticism's Great Achilles

From an interesting report in the Daily Grail: "... one of the greatest hypocrites of this or any other generation ...."

Monday, March 05, 2012

Survey of psychic experiences

On behalf of my colleagues Carlos Alvarado and Christine Simmonds-Moore:

We are interested in learning more about a variety of human experiences, some of which are unusual, but are by no means uncommon in the general population. We are undertaking an online survey to explore individual differences, synesthesia (the tendency for some people to experience two senses together, e.g., colored words or numbers; tasting shapes; spatially organized calendars, etc.), and a variety of anomalous experiences (for example, extrasensory perception).

We would very much appreciate it if you would take the time to complete this online questionnaire, even if you have never experienced the things described on the questionnaire.

Please click here to go to the survey.

You may email Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore if you have any questions about the survey.

Christine Simmonds-Moore, Ph.D.
University of West Georgia

Friday, March 02, 2012

Entangled Minds in Arabic

Book jacket for the Arabic translation of Entangled Minds, Arabic in the front (left) and the English title in the back (right). Thanks to Dr. Samah Khaled Zahran for performing the translation, for the cover design, and for initiating this translation. Dr. Zahran tells me that the title in Arabic is "Continuity of feelings and ideas."

My books have now been translated into French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, and Arabic. I've been told that there have been queries to purchase translation rights for Chinese, Finnish, Russian, Czech, and Greek, but I haven't seen printed books in those languages yet.

Update: Thanks to a commentor for bring my attention to the unpublished Russian translation, available here: