A truly fascinating journey into the relationship between the brain and paranormal experience. Dr. Turner and William Henry discuss the brain as a tool of higher consciousness, and what so-called paranormal experiences actually relate to how the brain functions.

Dr. Turner is also involved in a project that is designed to document the near-death experience and prove that there is a survival after death.

Dr. Turner’s website is JohnLTurner.com.

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Dr. Leonore Sweet takes pictures of the paranormal, and she tells us which are authentic mysteries and which can be explained. Even better, she tells us how we can do it, the simple equipment needed, and how to rule out the known so that you can be sure your pictures are unexplained.read more

In Gold Hill, Oregon, there’s a house for sale on 22 acres of land for $3.5 million?a lot for a place in this old gold mining town. But this is the Oregon Vortex, one of the most famous haunted sites in the world. The Cooper family has owned it for 40 years and thousands of tourists have come here to decide for themselves whether the mysterious goings-on are real.
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Whether or not you believe in the paranormal may depend onyour brain chemistry. Peter Brugger, of the UniversityHospital in Zurich, Switzerland, thinks people with highlevels of dopamine are more likely to find significance incoincidences, and pick out meanings and patterns where nonereally exist.

Dopamine is part of the brain’s reward and motivationsystem. It?s thought that addicts may have naturally lowlevels of dopamine.

Brugger experimented on 20 ?believers? and 20 skeptics. Histeam asked the two groups to distinguish real faces fromscrambled ones as the images flashed by briefly on a screen.Next they were asked to identify real words from fake ones,as scrambled letters flashed past them.
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