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File193 - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"2013-102016-04

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
193 - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Göran Brusewitz, Adrian Parker, Lynn Cherkas
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Cherkas, L.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Affective and social behavior / Attachment

DocumentExceptional experiences amongst twins2013

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
193 - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Göran Brusewitz, Adrian Parker, Lynn Cherkas
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Cherkas, L.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Affective and social behavior / Attachment

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193.02
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
Exceptional experiences amongst twins
Publication year: 2013
Accessibility:
Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Cherkas, L., Harris, J., Parker, A.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Brusewitz, G., Cherkas, L., Harris, J., & Parker, A. (2013). Exceptional experiences amongst twins. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 77.4(913), 220-235.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Twins / Exceptional experiences / Attachment / Telepathy

Exceptional experiences amongst twins

Exceptional experiences amongst twins

DocumentFinal report - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
193 - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Göran Brusewitz, Adrian Parker, Lynn Cherkas
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Cherkas, L.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Affective and social behavior / Attachment

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
Final report - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Grant19310.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The starting point is the theory of attachment concerning the formative influence of early relationships between the child and parents. Despite attachment theory being well-researched in terms of these relationships, by contrast there is almost no research reported on the attachment between pairs of twins.
In addition to a review of the extant literature on attachment, two pilot studies were carried out on physiological connectedness amongst pairs of twins who were selected for their known scores on measures of attachment. The methodology that was developed involved exposing one of the pair of twins to a shock or surprise stimulus while the electrodermal responses in the other twin were recorded thereby enabling us to examine the recording of this for possible synchronous rapport between the pairs of twins.
For the purpose of selecting suitable twins and documenting their range of experiences, a self-report questionnaire the Exceptional Experiences Questionnaire was given to potential participants. This documented the range and frequency of synchronous and telepathic-like experiences. Twins were selected on the basis of having reported several exceptional experiences together and on their availability and interest in being tested.
Further assessment of the degree of attachment between pairs of twins was provided by the Experiences in Close Relationships (Revised), a well-established test giving scores on two subscales “avoidance” and “anxiety”.
Two studies were carried out in London with 4 pairs of twins and then with a further 7 pairs of twins who met the selection criteria. The test procedure exposed one member of the pair of twins to a surprise stimulus at randomly chosen time interval (e.g. one twin at the selected time placed her hand in a bucket of ice) while the other twin was monitored for the electrodermal response. Each twin completed five trials, with each trial involving a surprise stimulus given during one of eight possible exposure time windows. An experimenter who was blind to the selections of windows then attempted to identify the exposure windows by viewing the electrodermal recordings
The first study gave 19 trials with 4 hits (correct identification of time period when the other twin was exposed to the stimulus). This result was above chance, but not significantly so (p = .21 in a binomial test, MCE = 2.38). Since all the twins reported a high degree of attachment, no conclusions could be drawn about a relationship between success in telepathy and degree of attachment.
In the second study, the results produced 12 hits out of 53 trials, which reached statistically significance (p = .043, MCE=6.63). Since both studies followed the same standardised design, it can be considered justified to collate the data from both these studies. The result here with16 hits out of 72. MCE=9 reaches then significance. More confirmatory experiments are needed.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Document type:
Final report
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Twins / Telepathy / Synchronous reactions / Connectedness / Attachment

DocumentExploratory study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
193 - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Göran Brusewitz, Adrian Parker, Lynn Cherkas
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Cherkas, L.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Affective and social behavior / Attachment

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
Exploratory study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.scientificexploration.org/videos/exploratory-study-of-physiological-connectedness-among-twins-in-relation-to-attachment
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Parapsychological research into distant interactions between individuals seems to indicate that the bond between sender and receiver is important. The present study was designed to investigate the ostensible relationship between telepathy and attachment between twins. By applying the concept of attachment from developmental psychology, this becomes the second in our series of studies in parapsychology to explore the degree of attachment between twins as a potential dependent variable relating to their apparent telepathic connection. At the current stage of evaluating a new methodology, we report the design and findings of this exploratory study. From an initial pool of forty pairs of twins, six pairs of identical and one pair of non-identical twins were selected on the basis of their responses to the Exceptional Experiences Questionnaire and on the availability of both twins to take part in the study. The test procedure required each of them to alternate in the role of sender in which they were exposed to a shock or surprise stimuli and in the role of receiver in which they were physiologically monitored for their electrodermal responses (EDR). Senders were presented with altogether five stimuli, one stimulus during each of the five trials per twin run. For each trial, the stimulus was presented during a 30 second period randomly chosen from eight possible such epochs within a four-minute trial.With a further 30 seconds added to establish baselines before and after each trial, this meant each trial would last fiveminutes. Graphs from 53 of the useable trials belonging to 7 pairs of twins were analyzed by the lead researcher (GB), who was blind to the time epochs in which the stimuli had been presented by the researcher working with the senders(AP). The task for the lead researcher was to identify a peak of the graph in the receiver’s reaction that might approximately correspond to the midpoint in the period that the stimulus had been presented to the sender. In 12 trials out
of 53, these identifications corresponded to the actual exposure period for the shock or surprise stimulus – constituting so-called “hits”, compared to the MCE = 6.625 and was significant, p = .043 (one-tailed). Three out of these twelve correct placements were contributed by just one of the twins. The attachment data that twins contributed via the EEQ questionnaire indicated that all the twins in the current study seemed to experience similar high levels of attachment. This consistency in strong and close relationships meant of course there was a lack of variance as concerns the hypothesis that attachment would predict the scores. The results of the Experiences in Close Relationships – Revised (ECR) indicated that all the twins had very low scores on attachment-related anxiety and avoidance in their relationships. The profiles of twins having many hits in the telepathy experiment as regards any aspects of attachment were not significantly different from those of the others. The data provides justification for a major study using this methodology with selected pairs of twins. Some major improvements in the design were suggested. The synchronous monitoring of the electrodermal activity for the sender will later be carried out, giving possibilities to give a precise record of the timing and the effect of the shock stimuli.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Luke, D., Puhle, A., Friday, R.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Brusewitz, G., Parker, A., Luke, D., Puhle, A., & Friday, R. (2016, June). Exploratory study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]. Abstracts of Presented Papers of the 59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association and 35th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration: Accessing the Exceptional, Experiencing the Extraordinary (p. 16). Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Twins / Telepathy / Attachment / Synchronous reactions / Connectedness

DocumentAn experimental study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
193 - Attachment and exceptional experiences amongst twins reporting "exceptional experiences"
Duration: 2013-10 - 2016-04
Researcher(s):
Göran Brusewitz, Adrian Parker, Lynn Cherkas
Institution(s): Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London (UK)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Progress reports
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Cherkas, L.
Keywords:
Parapsychology / Extrasensory perception (ESP) / Anomalous cognition/experiences / Affective and social behavior / Attachment

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-193.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 16/2010
Title:
An experimental study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.parapsych.org/uploaded_files/pdfs/00/00/00/00/58/2015_pa-spr_book_of_abstracts_a4_size.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Parapsychological research into distant interactions between individuals seems to indicate that the bond between sender and receiver is important. The present study was designed to investigate the ostensible relationship between telepathy and attachment between twins. By applying the concept of attachment from developmental psychology, this becomes the first study in parapsychology to explore the degree of attachment between twins as a potential dependent variable relating to their apparent telepathic connection. At the current stage of evaluating a new methodology, we report the design and findings of the pilot study. From an initial pool of thirty pairs of twins, four pairs of identical twins were selected on the basis of their responses to the Exceptional Experiences Questionnaire and on the basis of the availability of both twins to take part in the study. The test procedure required each of them to alternate in the role of sender in which they were exposed to a shock or surprise stimuli and in the role of receiver in which they were physiologically monitored for their electrodermal responses (EDR). Senders were presented with altogether five stimuli, one stimulus during each of the five trials per twin session. For each trial, the stimulus was presented during a 30 second period randomly chosen from eight possible such epochs composing in total four minutes. With a further 30 seconds added to establish baselines before and after each session, this meant each session would last five minutes. Graphs from 19 of the useable sessions belonging to 3 pairs of twins were analyzed by the lead researcher (GB), who was blind
to the time epochs in which the stimuli had been presented by the researcher working with the senders (AP). An independent evaluation of the EDRs from the EDR, in this study used for the receiver was carried out by the designer of the equipment. The task here was to identify a peak of the graph in the receiver’s reaction which might approximately correspond to the midpoint in the period the stimulus had been presented to the sender. In four sessions out of the 19, these identifications corresponded to the actual exposure period for the shock or surprise stimulus – constituting so-called “hits”, compared to the MCE = 2.375. Although this fails to reach significance, p >.05, three out of these four correct placements were contributed by just one of the twins. The attachment data that twins contributed via the EEQ questionnaire indicated that all the twins in the current study seemed to experience similar high levels of attachment. This consistency in strong and close relationships meant of course there was a lack of variance as concerns the hypothesis that attachment would predict the scores. The results of the Experiences in Close Relationships – Revised (ECR) indicated that all the twins had very low scores on attachment-related anxiety and avoidance in their relationships. The profiles of twins having many hits in the telepathy experiment as regards any aspects of dysfunctional attachment (anxiety and avoidance) were not significantly different from those of the others. The data provides justification for a major study using this methodology with selected pairs of twins. Some major improvements in the design were suggested. One of these involves the synchronous monitoring of the electrodermal activity for the sender as well as the receiver in order to give a precise record of the timing and the effect of the shock stimuli.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Brusewitz, G.
Secondary author(s):
Parker, A., Luke, D., Puhle, A.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Brusewitz, G., Parker, A., Luke, D., & Puhle, A. (2015, July). An experimental study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]. Abstracts of Presented Papers 58th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association Joint with the 39th International Annual Convention of the Incorporated Society for Psychical Research (pp. 29-30). Greenwich University, United Kingdom.
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Keywords: Twins / Telepathy / Connectedness / Synchronous reactions / Attachment

An experimental study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]

An experimental study of physiological connectedness among twins in relation to attachment [PA]