Diane Hennacy Powell, MD, did undergraduate studies in neuroscience at Ohio State University before earning her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she did postdoctoral training in neurology and psychiatry. She also studied at other world-renowned medical institutes: The Institute of Psychiatry in London with Sir Michael Rutter and Queens Square (neurology) with Sir Roger Bannister.

She taught neuropsychiatry at Harvard Medical School, was a member of a consciousness think tank at the Salk Institute, was the Director of Research for the John E Mack Institute, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Jean Houston Foundation and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Forever Family Foundation. She is a co-founder of the International Association of Women for Change and participated in the United Nations Conference on Women and Children in Beijing in 1995.

After building a successful career in clinical psychiatry and publishing in neuroscience and neuropsychiatry journals, Diane turned her attention to the study of psychic phenomena. Her book The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena examined the growing body of evidence from rigorous scientific research into telepathy, precognition, psychokinesis and the like, presenting a new theory of consciousness. Her current research focus is on autistic savants who are telepathic, precognitive, and/or possess knowledge without having prior exposure or the fundamental skills for its acquisition.

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