|Guests:||Jeffrey Mishlove, James Spottiswoode|
Parapsychologists Jeffrey Mishlove (Thinking Allowed(1)), and James Spottiswoode (jsasoc.com(2)) appeared together on Thursday's night show to discuss an experiment in precognition that has been yielding startling results. In the human mind there may be an "extraordinary effect that's coming back from the future and affecting the brain earlier in time," said Spottiswoode. Their next such experiment(3) will be held in Los Angeles on March 2nd.
The experiment involves measuring arousal levels via skin conductor responses, as subjects listen on headphones to sporadic bursts of sound. What the studies have revealed is that there is a statistically significant response that occurs approximately three seconds before the sound is heard, as if the person's body were reacting to the blast before it actually came. "It could be that consciousness in some sense is de-localized, spread outâ€¦so it moves a little bit ahead, a little bit behind physical time," Spottiswoode conjectured.
This short term precognition could be evolutionary in nature Spottiswoode believes, such that species with this ability might avert danger and survive. Mishlove was excited about the potential practical applications of this research which he suggested could eventually lead to remarkable new innovations. The study of physics could even be altered by these findings which indicate that the concept of the past creating the present may be misguided Spottiswoode pointed out. He added that the Univ. of Pittsburgh is planning similar experiments but including EEG patterns to possibly associate a "neurological signature" to this phenomenon.