Spirits on the brain: Insights from psychology and neuroscience

Belief in spirits can be found in all human societies and a substantial proportion of the population claim to have had direct contact with a spiritual realm beyond ordinary experience. This talk presents an overview of scientific research into sleep paralysis, near-death/out-of-body experiences and reincarnation claims in support of the claim that such topics can be understood without recourse to paranormal explanations.
Chris French is a Professor of Psychology and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and former editor of The Skeptic.

11.00, £3 on the door/free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members

Tea & Coffee will be available.

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  • David W.

    Excellent material, well presented.

    Given the size of the audience, which overflowed the Brockway Room, this could justifiably have been held instead in a larger room.

    June 30, 2013

  • terence f.

    Chris French improved hios performance and covered all the bases. Interesting questions which Chris handled well.

    June 30, 2013

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