Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D. is a Johns Hopkins-trained psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and theoretician whose research focuses on autistic savants and children reported to be telepathic and/or precognitive. She has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, a member of a think tank on human consciousness at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA, and The Director of Research for the John E. Mack Institute. Her investigation into the neurocorrelates of ESP is discussed in her 2008 book The ESP Enigma: A Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, and in Seriously Strange: Thinking Anew about Psychical Experiences. She recently developed a multidisciplinary theory for understanding how savant skills and telepathy are possible. Her science blogs can be found at Niume.com.
Dr. Powell is also an expert on PTSD and an agent for social change. She was the principle author of The 2007 Shift Report: Evidence of a World Transforming, and a contributing author of Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement, in which she discusses her work with survivors of torture and genocide. It was the 2014 Campus Book of the Year at Indiana University. She is currently spearheading an initiative to help veterans with PTSD by an in-home customized neurofeedback system that will literally rewire their brains.