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2014-03-05 08:26:39

New research challenges the traditional view of sleep paralysis NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep paralysis is a terrifying experience which causes people to become temporarily unable to move while falling asleep or waking and is accompanied by the sense of something evil in the room. Scientists have a number of, as yet, unproven theories about the origin of the hallucinations that accompany sleep paralysis, but do not know the exact cause of them and have...

2013-03-04 23:11:43

Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you´re falling asleep or just waking up? It´s a phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and it´s often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences, which can include complex and disturbing hallucinations and intense fear. For some people, sleep paralysis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; for others, it can be a frequent, even nightly, phenomenon. Researchers James Allan Cheyne and Gordon Pennycook of the University of...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

Researchers from the OOBE Research Center have reproduced Prophet Elijah's biblical angel encounter a total of 15 times. The experiment proved that the experience is a result of spontaneous lucid dreaming, as are many similar biblical encounters with angels, demons, and God. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 A group of volunteers reported at the OOBE Research Center and were instructed to perform certain procedures during morning awakenings in order to replicate the biblical account...

Chasing Down Sleep Demons
2011-11-09 04:47:17

What do Moby Dick, the Salem witch trials and alien abductions all have in common? They all circle back to sleep paralysis. Less than 8 percent of the general population experiences sleep paralysis, but it is more frequent in two groups -- students and psychiatric patients -- according to a new study by psychologists at Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania. Sleep paralysis is defined as "a discrete period of time during which voluntary muscle movement is inhibited, yet ocular...

2009-08-13 13:35:00

Professor Chris French, has co-authored a paper on sleep paralysis with Julia Santomauro, both of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London,  which is published in Issue 22 (August 2009) of The Psychologist.If you've never heard of sleep paralysis you're lucky, according to the paper: "It appears that up to 50 per cent of the population will experience sleep paralysis in one form or another at least once in their lifetime, and some people experience it...

2005-10-26 11:35:00

LONDON -- Do you have memories of being abducted by aliens and whisked away in a spaceship? You wouldn't be alone. Several thousand people worldwide claim to have had such close encounters, researchers say. But in a new study, a psychology expert at London's Goldsmiths College says these experiences are proof of the frailty of the human memory, rather than evidence of life in other galaxies. "Maybe what we're dealing with here is false memories, and not that people are actually being abducted...

2005-10-26 07:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Do you have memories of being abducted by aliens and whisked away in a spaceship? You wouldn't be alone. Several thousand people worldwide claim to have had such close encounters, researchers say. But in a new study, a psychology expert at Goldsmiths College says these experiences are proof of the frailty of the human memory, rather than evidence of life in other galaxies. "Maybe what we're dealing with here is false memories, and not that people are actually being abducted...


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