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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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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
View Rick E Berger, PhD's profile Rick E Berger, PhD published Sheep-Goat Effect.
Psi missing is one of the most startling discoveries of modern parapsychology. At times, certain individuals persist in giving the wrong answers in psi tests. The accumulation of systematically wrong answers can be so flagrant that it suggests something ... more

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