Master’s student plans to prove psychics are real

Thesis experiment to examine brain waves


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A student pursing her master’s degree in pschology is on a mission to prove psychic activity exits, reports The Sudbury Star.

Mandy Scott, a student at Laurentian University, says she plans, among other things, to measure changes in brain activity during supposed psychic episodes.

“Psychic functioning is the ability to perceive and describe targets, which could be people, places, events, situations, anything that’s hidden from you at a distance of space in time,” Scott explained to the newspaper.

Although she is sometimes criticized for her choice of study, she asserts that, “psychic function is real and we need help in pinpointing how it works.”

The study will include three groups. One will be the control. A second will be taught psychic techniques. The third will consist of “experienced psychics.” Each group will be asked to describe a photo inside an envelope. The question is, will the psychic groups do better? Each participant will also be given six EEG scans to look for changes in brain wave activity.


Master’s student plans to prove psychics are real

  1. Wow, this is such a great research niche. For so long this area has been dismissed by academia but to see it as a legitimate reasearch project within an academic framework is refreshing. We all know there is something going on in the psychic / spiritual realms so now we just need to prove it with great peer reviewed and published research. I wish that student well.

  2. I would honestly love to read her thesis proposal. Firstly she makes the assumption that psychic activity is real, then plans to test what is happening during “real” psychic experiences. The methodology for the test would be interesting, as would the null hypothesis.
    Even starting with the assertion of proving psychic activity with an EEG, she’s starting with a biased position, perhaps someone could explain the scientific method to her and her thesis adviser.

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