Investigating the paranormal

  title={Investigating the paranormal},
  author={David F. Marks},
Parascience has so far failed to produce a single repeatable finding and, until it does, will continue to be viewed as an incoherent collection of belief systems steeped in fantasy, illusion and error. 
Psi experiments: Do the best parapsychological experiments justify the claims for psi?
The results of the scrutiny of the three most widely heralded programs of research — the remote viewing experiments, the psi ganzfeld research, and the work with random number generators — indicates that parapsychological research falls short of the professed standards of the field. Expand
Belief in the Paranormal : A Review of the Empirical Literature
Both parapsychologists and skeptics have interests in investigating the nature of belief in the paranormal, albeit with somewhat different objectives in mind. Despite substantial variation acrossExpand
Effects of Consciousness on the Fall of Dice: A Meta-Analysis
This article presents a meta-analysis of experiments testing the hypothesis that consciousness (in particular, mental intention) can cause tossed dice to land with specified targets face up.Expand
The cold reading technique
The cold reading process is shown to depend initially on the Barnum effect, the tendency for people to embrace generalized personality descriptions as idiosyncratically their own, and uses of the effect by a professional magician are described. Expand
The Consciousness of Reality
Finally, the human mind faces its own nature. By extending the information-theoretic paradigm, the informational nature of consciousness is uncovered. This gives rise to the very first formalExpand
From text to self : the interplay of criticism and response in the history of parapsychology
The thesis examines the history of criticism and response in scientific parapsychology by bringing together the tools of history, rhetoric of science, and discursive psychology to examine textsExpand
Evidence for consciousness-related anomalies in random physical systems
Speculations about the role of consciousness in physical systems are frequently observed in the literature concerned with the interpretation of quantum mechanics. While only three experimentalExpand
Cultivating the Professional Virtues in Medical Training and Practice
  • J. Coverdale, R. Balon, L. Roberts
  • Medicine
  • Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • 2011
This issue of Academic Psychiatry presents a remarkable compendium of articles on ethics and professionalism, which focus on topics such as readers’ recommendations on informative texts, boundaries, consent issues, and the value of self-reflection. Expand
Physics, Philosophy, and the Nature of Biological Sciences
  • J. Robinson
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 1987
How do, and should, physics and philosophy relate to biology? These are recurring topics, which are still able to rouse enthusiasm and argument despite the antiquity of the issues and the familiarityExpand