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UK University leads research into out of body experiences

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The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) at the Department of Psychology of the University of Birmingham is initiating research into out of body experiences. According to the university, these phenomena affect approximately 20% of the population, are widely reported and yet have no scientific explanation. Head of the laboratory, Dr. Jason Braithwaite, has this to say about his research:

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The importance of science in paranormal research

By D.A. Lascelles

An article in The Guardian caught my eye today and I felt it had relevance to this blog for a number of reasons. First of all, the title, Precognition studies and the curse of the failed replications, definitely hinted at a link to the spirit world and the accompanying photograph of a spiritualist gazing into a crystal ball only added to that appearance. Secondly, the main meat of the article touched on something very close to my heart with regards to parapsychology and any research into the spirit world – the importance of good science.

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