Luck as a Euphemism for Psi?

Thursday, 27th November, 2008 - Psychology Research Lectures, University of Northampton

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Luck as a euphemism for psi? The relationship between precognition and belief.
Dr. David Luke 1-2pm, Thursday, 27th November, 2008 Fawlsley Buidling, Park Campus, The University of Northampton, Northampton

Recent research seems to suggest that if precognition - the act of gaining information from the future without inference - is a genuine phenomena then its spontaneous occurrence is predominantly unconscious. This being the case people who are particularly lucky in situations in which unconscious precognition may be active might be using the term luck as a euphemism for their precognitive ability. A series of experiments were run to test this proposition, with interesting results.

Dr. David Luke completed his PhD at the University of Northampton earlier this year under the supervision of Prof. Deborah Delanoy and Dr. Simon Sherwood. He is now a Research Associate of the Beckley Foundation, Oxford, an organisation devoted to research into the neuroscience of consciousness and its altered states. He is also Visiting Lecturer in psychology at both the University of East London and the University of Greenwich, and he works as a freelance researcher in parapsychology

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