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Mind, Brain and Consciousness

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Holographic Universe

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Scientific research on near-death experiences

00102cDr. Pim van Lommel is a Dutch cardiologist who started doing scientific research on near-death experiences after several of his cardiact arrest patients reported having witnessed events while their brain was clinically dead. In 2001 he published a by now famous Lancet study on the subject. In this interview he talks about his research and insights

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The Science Delusion

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Power of Subconscious Belief

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Nature of Reality

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PSI Research

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Gates of Awakening

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Children's memories of previous lives

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Experiencing a stroke

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Beware online filter bubbles

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Crop Circles

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The Day Before Disclosure

02063mThis documentary covers the UFO / ET presence on Earth. It presents evidence gathered over the last 60 years along with interviews of witnesses from military and government. A collection of highly unusual information which you might never hear about from mainstream news sources.

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00429wEtzel Cardeña is the Thorsen Professor of Psychology at Lund University in Sweden, where he directs CERCAP, the Center for Consciousness on Research and Anomalous Psychology. His main areas of research include anomalous experiences (including ostensible psi phenomena), hypnotic neurophenomenology, and dissociative reactions to trauma and dissociative disorders. He has been a Fellow of APA and APS, among others, and President of three professional organizations. His close to 300 professional publications include the books Varieties of Anomalous Experience, and Altering Consciousness, Volumes 1 and 2.

 

Professor Cardeña has written a petition that calls for a thorough investiation of PSI phenomena and anomalies of consciousness. This pedition was signed by 90 scientist, most of the professors at renowed universities all over the world:

Homepage of Prof. Cardeña (with his publications): http://www.psy.lu.se/o.o.i.s/18879 

 

Call for an open, informed study of all aspects of consciousness

(published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, January 8th 2014)

Science thrives when there is an open, informed discussion of all evidence, and recognition that scientific knowledge is provisional and subject to revision. This attitude is in stark contrast with reaching conclusions based solely on a previous set of beliefs or on the assertions of authority figures. Indeed, the search for knowledge wherever it may lead inspired a group of notable scientists and philosophers to found in 1882 the Society for Psychical Research in London.

Its purpose was “to investigate that large body of debatable phenomena… without prejudice or prepossession of any kind, and in the same spirit of exact and unimpassioned inquiry which has enabled Science to solve so many problems.” Some of the areas in consciousness they investigated such as psychological dissociation, hypnosis, and preconscious cognition are now well integrated into mainstream science. That has not been the case with research on phenomena such as purported telepathy or precognition, which some scientists (a clear minority according to the surveys conducted dismiss a priori as pseudoscience or illegitimate. Contrary to the negative impression given by some critics, we would like to stress the following:

1) Research on parapsychological phenomena (psi) is being carried out in various accredited universities and research centers throughout the world by academics in different disciplines trained in the scientific method (e.g., circa 80 Ph.D.s have been awarded in psi-related topics in the UK in recent years). This research has continued for over a century despite the taboo against investigating the topic, almost complete lack of funding, and professional and personal attacks. The Parapsychological Association has been an affiliate of the AAAS since 1969, and more than 20 Nobel prizewinners and many other eminent scientists have supported the study of psi or even conducted research themselves.

2) Despite a negative attitude by some editors and reviewers, results supporting the validity of psi phenomena continue to be published in peer-reviewed, academic journals in relevant fields, from psychology to neuroscience to physics e.g.,

3) Increased experimental controls have not eliminated or even decreased significant support for the existence of psi phenomena, as suggested by various recent meta-analyses

4) These meta-analyses and other studies suggest that data supportive of psi phenomena cannot reasonably be accounted for by chance or by a “file drawer” effect. Indeed, contrary to most disciplines, parapsychology journals have for decades encouraged publication of null results and of papers critical of a psi explanation. A psi trial registry has been established to improve research practice.

5) The effect sizes reported in most meta-analyses are relatively small and the phenomena cannot be produced on demand, but this also characterizes various phenomena found in other disciplines that focus on complex human behavior and performance such as psychology and medicine.

6) Although more conclusive explanations for psi phenomena await further theoretical and research development, they do not prima facie violate known laws of nature given modern theories in physics that transcend classical restrictions of time and space, combined with growing evidence for quantum effects in biological systems.

With respect to the proposal that “exceptional claims require exceptional evidence,” the original intention of the phrase is typically misunderstood. Even in its inaccurate interpretation what counts as an “exceptional claim” is far from clear. For instance, many phenomena now accepted in science such as the existence of meteorites, the germ theory of disease, or, more recently, adult neurogenesis, were originally considered so exceptional that evidence for their existence was ignored or dismissed by contemporaneous scientists.

It is also far from clear what would count as “exceptional evidence” or who would set that threshold. Dismissing empirical observations a priori, based solely on biases or theoretical assumptions, underlies a distrust of the ability of the scientific process to discuss and evaluate evidence on its own merits.

The undersigned differ in the extent to which we are convinced that the case for psi phenomena has already been made, but not in our view of science as a non-dogmatic, open, critical but respectful process that requires thorough consideration of all evidence as well as skepticism towards both the assumptions we already hold and those that challenge them.

 

Signed by

  • Daryl Bem, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Cornell University, USA
  • Etzel Cardeña, Thorsen Professor in Psychology, Lund University, Sweden
  • Bernard Carr, Professor in Mathematics and Astronomy, University of London, UK
  • C. Robert Cloninger, Renard Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics, & Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Robert G. Jahn, Past Dean of Engineering, Princeton University, USA
  • Brian Josephson, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK (Nobel prizewinner in physics, 1973)
  • Menas C. Kafatos, Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics, Chapman University, USA
  • Irving Kirsch, Professor of Psychology, University of Plymouth, Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA, UK
  • Mark Leary, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, USA
  • Dean Radin, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Adjunct Faculty in Psychology, Sonoma State University, USA
  • Robert Rosenthal, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside, Edgar Pierce Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, USA
  • Lothar Schäfer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemistry, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Raymond Tallis, Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester, UK
  • Charles T. Tart, Professor in Psychology Emeritus, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Simon Thorpe, Director of Research CNRS (Brain and Cognition), University of Tolouse, France
  • Patrizio Tressoldi, Researcher in Psychology, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
  • Jessica Utts, Professor and Chair of Statistics, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Max Velmans, Professor Emeritus in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  • Caroline Watt, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Edinburgh University, UK
  • Phil Zimbardo, Professor in Psychology Emeritus, Stanford University, USA

And…

  • P. Baseilhac, Researcher in Theoretical Physics, University of Tours, France
  • Eberhard Bauer, Dept. Head, Institute of Border Areas of Psychology and Mental Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany
  • Hans Bengtsson, Professor in Psychology, Lund University, Sweden
  • Michael Bloch, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of San Francisco, USA
  • Stephen Braude, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
  • Richard Broughton, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Northampton, UK
  • Antonio Capafons, Professor in Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Allan Leslie Combs, Doshi Professor of Consciousness Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies, USA
  • Deborah Delanoy, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Northampton, UK
  • Arnaud Delorme, Professor of Neuroscience, Paul Sabatier University, France
  • Vilfredo De Pascalis, Professor of General Psychology, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy
  • Kurt Dressler, Professor in Molecular Spectroscopy Emeritus, Eidg. Techn. Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
  • Hoyt Edge, Hugh H. and Jeannette G. McKean Professor of Philosophy, Rollins College, USA
  • Franco Fabbro, Professor in Child Neuropsychiatry, University of Udine, Italy
  • Enrico Facco, Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Padua, Italy
  • Wolfgang Fach, Researcher, Institute of Border Areas of Psychology and Mental Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany
  • Harris L. Friedman, Former Research Professor of Psychology, University of Florida, USA
  • Alan Gauld, Former Reader in Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Antoon Geels, Professor in the Psychology of Religion Emeritus, Lund University, Sweden
  • Richard Conn Henry, Academy Professor (Physics and Astronomy), The Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • David J. Hufford, University Professor Emeritus, Penn State College of Medicine, USA
  • Oscar Iborra, Researcher, Department of Experimental Psychology, Granada University, Spain
  • Harvey Irwin, former Associate Professor, University of New England, Australia
  • Graham Jamieson, Lecturer in Human Neuropsychology, University of New England, Australia
  • Per Johnsson, Head, Department of Psychology, Lund University, Sweden
  • Hideyuki Kokubo, Researcher, Institute for Informatics of Consciousness, Meiji University, Japan
  • Jeffrey J. Kripal, J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University, USA
  • Stanley Krippner, Professor of Psychology and Integrated Inquiry, Saybrook University, USA
  • David Luke, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology and Counselling, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Fatima Regina Machado, Researcher, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
  • Markus Maier, Professor in Psychology, University of Munich, Germany
  • Gerhard Mayer, Researcher, Institute of Border Areas of Psychology and Mental Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany
  • Antonia Mills, Professor First Nations Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
  • Garret Moddel, Professor in Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Professor in Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brasil
  • Andrew Moskowitz, Professor in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Julia Mossbridge, Fellow in Psychology, Northwestern University, USA
  • Judi Neal, Professor Emeritus of Management, University of New Haven, USA
  • Roger Nelson, Retired Research Staff, Princeton University, USA
  • Alejandro Parra, Researcher in Psychology, Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Argentina
  • José Miguel Pérez Navarro, Lecturer in Education, International University of La Rioja, Spain
  • Gerald H. Pollack, Professor in Bioengineering. University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • John Poynton, Professor Emeritus in Biology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • David Presti, Senior Lecturer, Neurobiology and Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Thomas Rabeyron, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Nantes University, France
  • Inmaculada Ramos Lerate, Researcher in Physics, Alba Synchrotron Light Source, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Chris Roe, Professor of Psychology, University of Northampton, UK
  • Stefan Schmidt, Professor, Europa Universität Viadrina, Germany
  • Gary E. Schwartz, Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery, University of Arizona, USA
  • Daniel P. Sheehan, Professor of Physics, University of San Diego, USA
  • Simon Sherwood, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Christine Simmonds-Moore, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of West Georgia, USA
  • Mário Simões, Professor in Psychiatry. University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Huston Smith, Prof. of Philosophy Emeritus, Syracuse University, USA
  • Jerry Solfvin, Associate Professor in Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
  • Lance Storm, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Jeffrey Allan Sugar, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Neil Theise, Professor of Pathology and Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
  • Jim Tucker, Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, USA
  • Yulia Ustinova, Associate Professor in History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Walter von Lucadou, Senior Lecturer at the Furtwangen Technical University, Germany
  • Maurits van den Noort, Senior Researcher, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • David Vernon, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
  • Harald Walach, Professor, Europa Universität Viadrina, Germany
  • Helmut Wautischer, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Sonoma State University, USA
  • N.C. Wickramasinghe, Professor in Astrobiology, Cardiff University, UK
  • Fred Alan Wolf, formerly Professor in physics at San Diego State University, the Universities of Paris, London, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Robin Wooffitt, Professor of Sociology, University of York, UK
  • Wellington Zangari, Professor in Psychology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Aldo Zucco, Professor, Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università di Padova, Italy

 (published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, January 8th 2014)

 

   

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