Ouija boards have been used as a tool to allegedly communicate with non-physical beings for more than 100 years, but little research has been done to explore the nature of this mysterious phenomenon. In an article published in the June 30 issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Dr. Eckhard Kruse, an applied computer scientist at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Germany, presents a camera- and software-based system that can serve as a tool for Ouija research.
How might researchers positively and negatively influence performance on psi (or “psychic”) tasks such as clairvoyance and precognition? In a study recently published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Dr. Lance Storm of the University of Adelaide in South Australia explored this question.
The first SSE-Japan Chapter meeting was held on February 6, 2019 at Roppongi Hobgoblins Pub. Seventeen people were in attendance, and of the attendees, slightly more than half held a university level science-focused education, and at least six attendees had a Ph.D.
Since 2010, biologist Dr. Fernando Alvarez of Sevilla, Spain has been adapting the methods of presentiment research to the animal kingdom, looking first at the behavior in finches, and then in recent years, planarians (a type of flatworm). In the latest issue of the Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE), Dr. Alvarez took this research a step further by investigating how experimenter psi might influence the results of such studies.
The theme for the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration will be Consilience*: Developing the Foundations of a New Scientific Paradigm.
*Consilience refers to the principle that evidence from unrelated sources, especially science and the humanities, can converge and produce unified conclusions.