Re: Mind machines, a badly neglected topic?

Dan Clemmensen (
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:12:12 -0500

Scott Badger wrote:
> >>there was a research scientist working out of a
> >>Canadian university who has published several papers
> >>on the effects of a machine he designed which
> >>manipulated and focused electromagnetic frequencies
> >>on various places in the brain.
> >
> >Michael Persinger. Susan Blackmore says it can be a very distressing
> >experience.
> >
> >Damien Broderick
> Dat's da guy! Now . . . the bonus question: "Which University?"
> Scott

I just did an Alta Vista search on "Michael Persinger". 196 articles. A great many of them appear to be connected to Paranormal stuff. I can't quickly determine whether Dr. Persinger has become involved with the paranormal or whether his research has been co-opted. This is a shame, because it looks like he started with some solid and reproducible experiments. I'll have to rely on someone like Susan Blackmore to sort this out. For example, look at: