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  • August 8, 2016
  • 06:40 AM

Scientific Study Shows Mediums Are Wrong 46.2% of the Time

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Not a very good showing, eh?Here's our latest study on mediumship: "Prediction of Mortality Based on Facial Characteristics". Available here:— Dean Radin (@DeanRadin) May 21, 2016In the study,“Participants were asked to press a button if they thought the person in a photo was living or deceased. Overall mean accuracy on this task was 53.8%, where 50% was expected by chance (p < 0.004, two-tail). Statistically significant accuracy was independently obtained in 5 of ........ Read more »

Delorme, A., Pierce, A., Michel, L., & Radin, D. (2016) Prediction of Mortality Based on Facial Characteristics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00173  

  • August 19, 2012
  • 07:59 AM

Opening the mind: where scepticism and superstition meet

by Scott McGreal in Eye on Psych

A number of recent papers have found that religious and paranormal beliefs were positively associated with “intuitive” thinking and negatively associated with “analytical” thinking. One of these studies found that openness to experience had a moderate negative correlation with belief in God, suggesting that the more open to experience people are, the less likely they are to believe. Openness to experience may have a stronger impact on belief than thinking style. Subsequent studies confi........ Read more »

  • October 31, 2011
  • 06:04 PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Vic Tandy on Ghosts and Infrasound

by DJ Busby in Astronasty

Descriptions of the science behind a phenomenon concerning the human eye, which stands to be the root cause of a portion of "ghost sightings."... Read more »

Vic Tandy, Tony R. Lawrence. (1998) The Ghost in the Machine. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. info:/

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