SPR 2010 Conference Programme

FRIDAY 10th September
14:20– 14:30
Welcoming Remarks
14:30 – 15:00
Ben L.H. Roberts & Ian R. Hume
Sender-receiver relationships, sex pairing and ESP task success
15:00 – 15:30
Chris A. Roe, Callum Cooper & Hannah Martin
Testing for precognition using remote viewing and ganzfeld methods
15:30 – 16:00
David Luke et al.
The witching hour on the graveyard shift: A preliminary study into psi and circadian rhythms
16:00 – 16:30
TEA/COFFEE
16:30 – 17:00
Rachel Browning
A study of EVP phenomena reported in séances with the Furzey Hill physical circle
17:00 – 17:30
Ann R. Winsper
The effect of paranormal belief and positive schizotypy on response bias in an auditory EVP task
18:30
PRESIDENT’S DRINKS RECEPTION
19:15
DINNER
 
SATURDAY 11th September
09:00 – 09:30
Hannah Gilbert
Spirituality and spirit contact: Accounts of experience and identity in a Midlands spiritualist church
09:30 – 10:00
Elizabeth C. Roxburgh
Understanding spiritualist mental mediumship using interpretative phenomenological analysis
10:00 – 10:30
Tamlyn Ryan
Cyber psychics: Psychic readings and mediumship on the internet
10:30 – 11:00
TEA/COFFEE
11:00 – 11:30
Hannah Martin, Sophie Louise Drennan & Chris A. Roe
Exploring a lability interaction between individual and situational variables on PK-RNG performance using the I Ching
11:30 – 12:00
Glenn A. Hitchman, Chris A. Roe & Simon J. Sherwood
A replication of studies concerning PMIR, psi, beliefs about luck, paranormal beliefs, openness to experience and creativity
12:00 – 12:30
Adrian Ryan & Eugene Subbotsky
Negative correlation of remote viewing performance
with 0.025-0.100 Hz geomagnetic pulsations
12:30 – 14:00
LUNCH
14:00 – 14:30
Simon J. Sherwood
Apparitions of black dogs
14:30 – 15:00
Steven T. Parsons
Orbs: definitive evidence that they are not paranormal
15:00 – 15:30
A TRIBUTE TO TONY CORNELL
15:30 – 16:00
TEA/COFFEE
16:00 – 16:30
Michael Potts
Background assumptions and evidence for survival:
A critique of Steven Braude
16:30 – 17:00
David Rousseau
Why is general psychic ability so weak and unreliable? Insights from a systems theoretical analysis of NDEs
17:00 – 17:30
Richard S. Broughton
Using evolutionary perspectives on anomalous cognition
19:00
DINNER
After-dinner talk
 
SUNDAY 12th September
09:00 – 09:30
Neil Dagnall, Andrew Parker, Gary Munley & Ken Drinkwater
The effect of paranormal belief and cognitive perceptual factors on mnemonic performance: An experimental investigation
09:30 – 10:00
Paul Rogers, Pam Qualter & Helen Sumner
Paranormal belief and its relationship to three self-report measures of adult attachment style
10:00 – 10:30
Christopher C. French et al.
Exploring the relationship between inattentional blindness paranormal belief/experience, absorption and working memory capacity
10:30 – 11:00
TEA/COFFEE
11:00 – 11:30
Chris A. Roe & Lesley-Ann Smith
Exploring people’s experiences of telephone telepathy:
A qualitative study
11:30 – 12:00
Göran Brusewitz, Adrian Parker & Lynn Cherkas
Exceptional experiences amongst twins: A preliminary investigation
12:00 – 12:30
Shane McCorristine
William Fletcher Barrett and psychical research in Ireland
12:30 – 13:00
Closing Remarks
13:00
LUNCH