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Rick Berger

Location: United States of America

About Me

Psychophysical Research Laboratories (1981 - 1985)
Science Unlimited Research Foundation (1985-1989)
Full Member of the Parapsychological Association (1981 - present)
Program Chair, PA Convention 1988, Montreal, Canada
Elected to PA Board of Directors, 2004-2010
PA Website designer 2000-2010
Past PA Newsletter Editor
Currently President Innovative Software Design

Developed the first automated ganzfeld testing system ("autoganzfeld") in 1982 with Charles Honorton and Mario Varvoglis. Project Coordinator for PsiLab ][, a transportable, automated psi testing system for the Apple computer (1983).

Selected Publications:
Berger, R. E. (1987). Psi effects without real-time feedback using a PsiLab ][ video game experiment. Research in Parapsychology 1986, Scarecrow Press: Metuchen, NJ.

Berger, R. E. (1987). Psi effects without feedback: Will the real psi-source please stand up? Research in Parapsychology 1986, Scarecrow: Metuchen, NJ.

Berger, R. E. (1988). In search of "psychic signatures" in random data. Research in Parapsychology 1987. Scarecrow Press: Metuchen, NJ.

Berger, R. E. (1988). Psi effects without real-time feedback. Journal of Parapsychology, 52, 1-27 .

Berger, R. E. (1988). [Review of] The Adventures of a Parapsychologist. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 82, 374-383.

Berger, R. E. (1989). A critical examination of the Blackmore psi experiments. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 83, 123-144.

Berger, R. E. (1989). A critical examination of the Spinelli dissertation data. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 56, 28-34.

Berger, R. E. (1990). The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and psi research: Delineating the characteristics of subjects, experimenters, and skeptics. Research in Parapsychology 1989, Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ.

Berger, R. E., & Honorton, C. (1986). An automated psi ganzfeld testing system. Research in Parapsychology 1985, Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ.

Berger, R. E., & Honorton, C. (1985). PsiLab ][: A standardized psi-testing system. In R. A. White and J. Solfvin (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1984. Scarecrow Press: Metuchen, NJ.

Berger, R.E., & Persinger, M.A. (1991). Geophysical variables and behavior: LXVII. Quieter annual geomagnetic activity and larger effect size for experimental psi (ESP) studies over six decades. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 73, 1219-1223.

Berger, R. E., Schechter, E. I., & Honorton, C. (1986). A preliminary review of performance across three computer psi games. Research in Parapsychology 1985, Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ.

Bierman, D.J., Broughton, R.S. & Berger, R.E. (1999). Notes on random target selection: The PRL autoganzfeld target and target set distributions revisited. Journal of Parapsychology, 62(4), 339-348.

Honorton, C., Barker, P., Varvoglis, M. P., Berger, R. E., & Schechter, E. I. (1986). "First timers:" An exploration of factors affecting initial psi ganzfeld performance. Research in Parapsychology 1985.

Honorton, C., Berger, R. E., Varvoglis, M. P., Quant, M., Barker, P., Hansen, G. P., Schechter, E., & Ferrari, D. C. (1989). Psi ganzfeld experiments using an automated testing system: An update and comparison with a meta-analysis of earlier studies. Research in Parapsychology 1989. Scarecrow Press: Metuchen, NJ.

Honorton, C., Berger, R. E., Varvoglis, M. P., Quant, M., Barker, P., Hansen, G. P., Schechter, E., & Ferrari, D. C. (1990). Psi ganzfeld experiments using an automated testing system: An update and comparison with a meta-analysis of earlier studies. Journal of Parapsychology. 54(2), 90-139.

Books
Henkel, L., & Berger, R. E. (1989). Research in Parapsychology 1988, (Eds.), Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, NJ.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published Psychic Archeology.
by Mario Varvoglis, PhD

Friday, February 14, 2020

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View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published J.B. Rhine.
Who was "J B Rhine?" J B Rhine (Joseph Banks Rhine) is widely considered to be the "Father of Modern Parapsychology." Along with his wife Dr Louisa E. Rhine, Dr J B Rhine studied the phenomena now known as parapsychology at Duke ... more
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View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published Russell Targ.
What I see when I close my eyes by Russell Targ   I am a good visualizer. When I close my eyes I usually see reasonably sharp and clear pictures. The bad news is that the images I see with my eyes open are not much sharper or clearer, although they ... more
View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published Psychokinesis (PK).
Say you've got a friend who claims he's psychic. Telepathy, premonitions, past-life recall, you name it, he's done it. And not only does he always know who's on the phone before it rings, he modestly confesses -- he can psychically ... more
View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published Dowsing.
Dowsing is a technique for locating underground water, minerals and metals, generally for sensing information about geological substances or conditions. Although it's quite debatable whether it is a psychic ability, or rather a bodily sensitivity to ... more
View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published Psychic (Distant) Healing.
A paper released on June 6, 2000 in the Annals of Internal Medicine entitled 'The Efficacy of "Distant Healing': A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials" concluded: "The methodologic limitations of several studies make it ... more
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