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Neurophysiological Explanation for the Perception of Poltergeists

Neurophysiological Explanation for the Perception of Poltergeists | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Poltergeists are defined as paranormal, mischievous ghostly presences that appear to a select group of people. As paranormal entities, they are beyond investigation by rational scientific means. Or are they?

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Innattentional Blindness and Ghosts - Happy Halloween!

Innattentional Blindness and Ghosts - Happy Halloween! | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In 1959, a psychologist (at Cambridge decided to test how people would react to seeing a ghost on campus:

"Each night, Cornell or his assistants dressed in a white sheet and strolled down a path, making various hand gestures before shedding the sheet 4.5 minutes later"

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How Ghostwatch haunted psychiatry

How Ghostwatch haunted psychiatry | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In 1992, the BBC broadcast Ghostwatch, one of the most controversial shows in television history and one that has had a curious and unexpected effect on the course of psychiatry.

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