The following article originally appeared on my Psychology Today blog Mysteries of Consciousness on February 15, 2022. In their 2021 New York Times bestseller Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein remark that “belief in ghosts, astrology, and extrasensory perception” is associated with lower Cognitive Reflection Test scores, implying that belief in… Continue reading Are Paranormal Beliefs a Result of Lazy Thinking?
I've recently started writing book reviews for the Journal of Scientific Exploration, and the first of them recently became available online. It's a review of Sky Nelson-Isaacs' 2019 book Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World. Nelson-Isaacs, who has a Master's degree in physics, brings together concepts from… Continue reading Living in Flow: A Quantum Physicist’s Take on Synchronicity
Those of you who are particularly interested in the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of my research into coincidences and consciousness may also want to follow my new Psychology Today blog, "Mysteries of Consciousness." My first post, yesterday, was called "What If Consciousness Comes First?" and discusses how finding an adequate explanation for the way the… Continue reading Introducing my Psychology Today blog: “Mysteries of Consciousness”
If I haven't posted much lately, it's because I've spent the last eight months hard at work writing a new book! The subject is one that has long been dear to my heart: coincidences. Over the next few months, I'm going to try to post more regularly, but as you might expect, given where my… Continue reading Is the Universe a Hologram?