The Journal of Parapsychology

A semiannual journal of experimental research results in the field of parapsychology. Published by the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 2, Fall

A Study of Telepathy by Classical Conditioning
Physiological methods have become popular recently in psi research. In particular, measurement of skin conductance was applied successfully for the detection of presentiment, that is, precognitive response to its eliciting stimulus (Bierman & Radin,...
Differences in Paranormal Beliefs across Fields of Study from a Spanish Adaptation of Tobacyk's RPBS
Paranormal beliefs are held by many people nowadays. There are several definitions of paranormal beliefs (e.g., Alcock, 1981; Irwin, 1999; Tobacyk & Milford, 1983), but there is general agreement that they are beliefs which violate the basic principles...
First Sight: Part One, a Model of Psi and the Mind
I am sketching a model with two major aspects: a model of the mind and its functioning in the world, and a model of psi and its functioning within the context of the mind. I begin with a basic premise about the nature of psi and its place in mental...
In Search of Magnetic Anomalies Associated with Haunt-Type Experiences: Pulses and Patterns in Dual Time-Synchronized Measurements
Clearly not all buildings have a reputation for being haunted. For those buildings that do, such anomalous experiences and events do not take place all of the time. Furthermore, when such instances do occur, not all persons present report them. These...
Interpersonal Psi: Exploring the Role of the Sender in Ganzfeld GESP Tasks
According to Morris, Dalton, Delanoy, and Watt (1995, p. 246), "one of the most important theoretical issues in parapsychology concerns the role of the sender in GESP procedures." Indeed, many of the most impressive spontaneous cases do seem to involve...
Permutation-Based Methods for Examining Confusion Data in ESP Experiments
Although much of the emphasis in ESP studies involves statistical analysis of the direct hits on the selected targets, the importance of examining the structure of the misses has also been recognized (Rhine, 1952). For example, a considerable body...
Physiological Correlates of ESP: Heart Rate Differences between Targets and Nontargets
Can ESP information be detected physiologically? This is a plausible question assuming that ESP information differs from non-ESP information only in how it is obtained and not how it is processed. Different authors have demonstrated that information...
Robert L. Morris
Robert L. ("Bob") Morris, a leading spokesman for parapsychology to the world, died August 12, 2004. He had held the Koestler Chair of Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh for 19 years. His work in that post was the summation of a very broad...
Two Cognitive DMILS Studies in Bali
In spite of the great diversity among the world's cultures, every culture reports parapsychological phenomena. Claims of extraordinary events seem to abound in nonindustrial cultures, from levitation, to fire-walking, to psychic surgery, and to dramatic...