An Alternative To Zener Cards

If you have even cursorily studied the science of parapsychology, you’ve heard of Zener Cards. These are the cards invented by perceptual psychologist Karl Zener in the 1930’s to test for psychic ability. They consist of 5 simple shapes: a circle, a plus sign, a series of waves, a square, and a star. You probablyRead More

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Ever feel like you’re being watched?

Public Parapsychology has a brief article about the statistical analysis of studies done regarding whether people can actually detect when they are being stared at. The answer is ….Yes.  “With their results combined, the studies reveal a small but statistically significant overall effect (Schmidt et al., 2004), hinting that there might be something to theRead More

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Parapsychology – Where are we?

(This was originally posted elsewhere in my personal blog. I’m reposting it here, as it is quite appropriate to this site. I’ll answer some comments form the original post at the bottom.) OK, I’ve been studying the paranormal since some time around the 6th grade. That would have been the mid 1980’s… so about 20-25Read More

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Statistician makes claim for Parapsychology

Statistician who worked with the Stargate Project claims: “Using the standards applied to any other area of science, it is concluded that psychic functioning has been well-established. The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance…there is little benefit to continuing experiments designed to offer proof, since there isRead More

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