From Seance to Science: The work of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit – Caroline Watt
janvier 24 @ 10:30 - 12:00
Following a bequest set up after the deaths of Arthur and Cynthia Koestler, the first Koestler Professor of Parapsychology, Robert Morris, joined the University of Edinburgh in 1985. He established a research group known as the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, that took a wide remit to investigate not only paranormal claims but also ‘what’s not psychic but looks like it’: from eyewitness testimony in miraculous accounts of the Indian Rope Trick; to psychological studies of childhood factors contributing to the development of paranormal belief; to controlled laboratory studies testing for telepathy using the ganzfeld method. Now please join the second Koestler Professor, Caroline Watt, to learn more about the work of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit and to discover the perhaps surprising scientific rewards from studying claimed paranormal phenomena.