Dick Bierman, PhD (University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University) suggests that in order to accomodate psi phenomena we might have to propose new types of realities, intermediate between the subjective but hardly deniable reality of consciousness and objective physical reality. After a PhD in experimental physics he became involved in research in Artificial Intelligence more specifically 'Intelligent' tutoring systems. This resulted in a focus on individual learning and later learning during altered states of consciousness, most notably, learning during sleep. He was visiting researcher at Interval, Paul Allen's thinktank in California, where he was involved in studying the role of the operator of Quantum Computers. He was also visiting researcher at StarLab in Brussels where he headed the Emotics group. Currently he is involved in research on intuitive decision making and research on the relation between consciousness and Quantum Physics. The latter research was triggered by his long-standing interest in highly controversial so-called paranormal phenomena. In his view these phenomena, if real, should be incorporated in physics in an attempt to unify physics and psychology. Also the importance of affective rather than cognitive processes in individual teaching lead him to interest in non-conscious emotions and their role in (intuitive) decision making. In that context his work on pre-sentiment, the apparent anomalous activation of bodily arousal preceding emotional events, found a natural context. He is currently engaged in experiments that might clarify the relation between quantum physics and consciousness.
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Julia Assante near-death experience, archaeology, art history of the ancient near east Henry Bauer electrochemistry, history, philosophy, sociology of science Mario Beauregard neuroscience, neuropsychology, mystical experience, postmaterialist science Marc Bekoff animal behavior, cognitive ethology, behavioral ecology, compassionate conservation Daryl Bem psi, self-perception theory of attitude formation, social psychology, physics William Bengston energy healing, sociology, research methods and statistics Dick Bierman consciousness and quantum physics, artificial intelligence Stephen E. Braude parapsychology, philosophical psychopathology James Carpenter parapsychology, clinical psychology Deepak Chopra consciousness, mind-body medicine, endocrinology Allan Leslie Combs consciousness, neuropsychology, systems sciences Larry Dossey internal medicine, Explore, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Brenda J Dunne PEAR laboratory, consciousness, psychology Peter Fenwick neuropsychiatry, near-death experience, consciousness Bruce Greyson near-death experience, psychiatry, neurobehavioral science Stuart Hameroff consciousness, microtubules, anesthesiology Robert Jahn PEAR laboratory, physics, aerospace engineering Brian Josephson Nobel Prize in physics, tunnelling effect in superconductivity Menas Kafatos computational physics, astrophysics, consciousness Bernardo Kastrup metaphysical idealism, reconfigurable computing, AI Stanley Krippner consciousness, psychology, dream research Pim van Lommel near-death experience, cardiology David Luke altered states of consciousness, transpersonal psychology, parapsychology Lisa Miller clinical psychology, mind-body medicine, spirituality in children Kathleen Noble consciousness, clinical and counseling psychology, early university entrance Alexander Moreira-Almeida spiritualily and health, mind-brain problem, mediums, psychiatry Elaine Morgan the aquatic ape hypothesis, evolutionary anthropology Roger Nelson Global Consciousness Project, experimental psychology, psychophysiology, Marilyn Monk molecular biology, epigenetics, methylation of DNA, deprogramming Adrian Parker the ganzfeld technique, psychical research, clinical psychology J Kim Penberthy mindfulness, psychiatry, clinical psychology Gerald Pollack the fourth phase of water, medical and biological engineering Diane Powell consciousness, autistic savants, neuropsychiatry, clinical psychiatry Dean Radin consciousness, psychology, physics, electrical engineering Beverly Rubik biophysics, consciousness, spiritual healing, energy medicine Marilyn Schlitz mind-body medicine, parapsychology Gary Schwartz spirit detection, life after death, dream precognition, mediums Rupert Sheldrake morphic resonance, telepathy, the sense of being stared at, biology Stephan A Schwartz remote viewing in archaeology, nonlocal consciousness Rudolph Tanzi Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's, genetics and aging, neurology Russell Targ lasers, remote viewing, Stanford Research Institute Charles T Tart transpersonal psychology, altered states of consciousness, dreaming, hypnosis Neil Theise multi-organ adult stem cell plasticity, pathology, theoretical biology, complexity Jim Tucker psychiatry, neurobehavioral science, children who remember previous lives Cassandra Vieten IONS, mindfulness, addiction, mind-body medicine Harald Walach consciousness, homeopathy, complementary medicine, clinical psychology Marjorie Woollacott meditation, near-death experience, human physiology, neuroscience