66th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association

August 22-25, 2024 NH Collection Hotel, Mérida, México

Program Chair: Dr. Erika Annabelle Pratte
Arrangements Chair: Ramsés D'León

2024 Provisional Program

Time Event Participants / Title
Thursday, August 22, 2024
19:00 - 22:00  Reception NH Collection Mérida – Roof Garden
Friday, August 23, 2024
9:00 Welcome & Opening Announcements Erika Annabelle Pratte & Ramsés D’León  
9:15 Session 1: Experimental Parapsychology and Psi Studies Eric Dullin: Macro-PK Experiments - New Results in Confined Mode and Observation of a Learning Curve
9:45   James McClenon: Online Group PK Experiments: Recent Results and Hypothesis
10:15   Álex Escolà-Gascón: Beyond Chance: Demonstration of a New Mathematical Estimator for Psi Phenomena
10:30 Coffee Break -
11:00 Session 2: Consciousness and ESP Helané Wahbeh: The Noetic Signature Inventory Norms and Patterns
11:30   Malcolm Schofield: Exploring the Relationship Between Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), Anomalous Experiences, Belief, and Presentiment
11:45   Nili Bar: Direct Vision: A Research Program Exploring Extra-Ocular Vision in Children
12:15 Lunch Break -
13:45 Session 3: ExEs and Cognitive Studies Philip J. Cozzolino: Parental Encouragement and Suppression of a Child’s Past-Life Memories
14:15   John Kruth: Aphantasia, Imagery Vividness, and Exceptional Experiences
14:30   Rodrigo Arriola: From Brain Waves to Seismic Beats: A Proposal for Studying Anticipatory Physiological Activity Through Earthquake-Related Stimuli
14:45 Coffee Break -
15:15   Marieta Pehlivanova: Cognitive Styles and Psi: Psi Researchers Are More Similar to Skeptics Than to Lay Believers
15:45   Javier Martínez: Information Dynamics in Anomalous Phenomena
16:15   Gerhard Mayer: German Ghosthunters – Results of an Online Survey
16:30 Dinner Break -
18:30-21:30 Presidential Address – Autonomous University of Yucatán Everton de Oliveira Maraldi: TBD
Saturday, August 24, 2024
9:15 Opening Remarks -
9:30 Session 4: Quantitative and Neurological Approaches Arnaud Delorme: Using Online Tasks to Test the Robustness of Intuitive Abilities
9:45   John Kruth: Subtle Energies, Photons, and Physiology
10:15 Coffee Break -
10:45   David Acunzo: The Return of a High Performing Psi Participant: Behavioral Results of an ESP Task with EEG
11:00   Ramsés D'León & Eros Quintero: Replication of Jacobo Grinberg’s Transferred Potential Through Electroencephalography
11:30   Marina Weiler: Investigating the Accuracy of Perceptions During Out-of-Body Experiences
11:45 Lunch Break -
13:15 Session 5: Exploring Subjective Experiences Erika Annabelle Pratte: Exploring the Exceptional Experiences Reported to the PA
13:45   Gerhard Mayer: Psi as a Threat – The Poltergeist Case of Carol Compton
14:15   Eric Dullin: An Online Repository of Poltergeist Cases with Their Phenomenology
14:45 Coffee Break -
15:15 Session 6: Theoretical and Philosophical Perspectives on Psi Wolfgang Fach: Exceptional Experiences as Phenomenological and Empirical Evidence for Dual-Aspect Monism
15:45   Alex A. Álvarez: Is Psi Rooted in Biology? A Theoretical Proposal Based on Consilience
16:15   Thomas Brophy: Penrose’s Neo-Platonic Ontology of Consciousness as a Foundation for Science of Parapsychology
16:30   Wolfgang Fach: Exceptional Experiences and Bonding Styles: A Pilot Study
16:45   Simon Duan: Computer Simulation of PK
17:00 Break -
18:30-22:00 J. B. Rhine Address – Yucatec Gastronomic Museum Everton de Oliveira MaraldiIntroducing the J. B. Rhine Speaker
Nuria Ciofalo: Indigenous Psychologies from Cem Anahuac (Mesoamerica)
Sunday, August 25, 2024
9:45 Opening Remarks -
10:00 Session 7: Mediumship and Séance Studies Jorge Villanueva: Are My Deceased Loved Ones Still with Me?: Mourning and Hope in Mediumistic Practices
10:30   Taylor Robinson: Mediumship and Mental Boundaries with Voice Hearing Phenomenon
10:45 Coffee Break -
11:15   Lluís Pastor: Ghosts Don't Come at Night: Linking Alpha Brain Waves with Contacts with the Deceased
11:30   Everton de Oliveira Maraldi: The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualist Séances and Sitter Groups: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Discussion of Psychological Hypotheses
12:00 Closing Remarks & the PA Annual General Meeting Erika Annabelle Pratte & Ramsés D’León
13:00 Lunch Break -
15:00 Celestum Beach Field Trip & Dinner -