Many people find the powers of the mind to be a fascinating subject. Is telepathy possible? How can we explain cases involving signs of clairvoyance?
Does the future affect the past?
Many mainstream scientists have been skeptical and deliberately treated these questions with great caution.
The Parapsychological Association (PA), will be holding its 56th annual convention on August 8-11, 2013 at the Ora Domus La Quercia in Viterbo, Italy.
Leading scientists and other academics from around the world will gather to present the latest research into psi and related phenomena, such as extra-sensory
perception, psychokinesis, psychic healing, altered states of consciousness, mediumship and possible survival of bodily death.
In their paper
scientists discuss several very interesting topics such as
spontaneous anomalous experiences, telepathy, automatic writing, precognition, clairvoyance and other Psi-related subjects.
Telepathy is often mentioned especially in relation to twins. Are twins often telepaths?
Based on a study, scientists say that "twins reported exceptional experiences with about 11% reporting telepathic experiences to be a frequent occurrence in their
Identical twins reported having these experiences significantly more often and had a significantly stronger attachment to each other than was the case
for non-identical twins.
Strong attachment was linked to the frequent reporting of more remarkable exceptional experiences.
Most twins reported these experiences as having occurred in
a waking state. Almost half of the twins reported the experience of telepathy concerning the bodily welfare of the other twin."
Precognition is knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception; clairvoyance.
"A precognition refers to the information contained in the association between a pair of
networks. For example, in the case of an event caused by the percipient, the networks may refer to the percipient "doing something to cause the event".
Our brain remains a mystery.
Thus, if a percipient intends to cause an event in the present, and he does cause the event in the future, a resonance occurs, and he may precognize the
fact that he will successfully fulfil the intention. However, if he is unable to cause the event to occur in the future, a resonance does not occur, and the absence of a resonance may serve as an intuitive warning, indicating that something will prevent him from fulfilling the intention. This enables him to decide to do something else, without a risk of confronting the intervention paradox, "scientists write in their paper in which they also present two studies exploring the predictions of the implicit processing hypothesis of precognitive dream experience.
Another interesting study involves the case of an unusual photographic anomaly is presented. The picture with the "extra," an uncanny face-like shape,
was taken deep in the night during a birthday party in a barbecue area on a hill in the south German countryside.
"Many of the concerned people were strongly disturbed by the face-like shape. Speculation about its origin sprang up, and different stories about
strange experiences attached to that place circulated.
The attempted explanations have been partly conventional and partly paranormal. The most
accepted explanation was to the effect that the "face" belonged to a nature spirit, a kind of guard of the particular place who was attracted by the
commotion caused by the party noise. With our interviews, we found out that there an incubation period existed during which an atmosphere has been
created which is known as being favourable for the occurrence of paranormal phenomena.
Furthermore, the people directly concerned showed features of an increased affinity for paranormal phenomena resp. of a focus person."
Inside Mechanical Brains:
What Do Robots Dream Of?
Have you ever wonder what robots dream of? The idea that robots can dream might sound implausible to some. Robots are machines.
They do not have feelings emotions and they certainly cannot dream, many people would undoubtedly argue.