Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and Other Extraordinary People

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An introduction to the scientific study of psychics and mediums―those who are frauds, those who are psychotic, and those whose claims seem to defy easy dismissal.


· Includes essays from several expert contributors, each an accomplished scientific researcher in the fields of parapsychology, neurobiology, and cognitive neuroscience

· Offers case studies on definitive episodes of both fraudulent and not-easily-disproven psychic events

· Provides a bibliography of references and additional readings, including print and online resources

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From GhostbusterS to The X-FileS to Medium, audiences are fascinated by portrayals of people whose abilities seem difficult to explain in ordinary ways. In real life, women and men claiming to have psychic abilities are, by and large, either ridiculed as fakes or marginalized as pathological. But are all reported extrasensory experiences the work of a duplicitior or a deranged mind? Is there scientific evidence to support the possibility of genuine psychic episodes?

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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA.

Harris L. Friedman, PhD, is a research professor of psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

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