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Leary, Ph.D., Mark
Mark Leary, Ph.D., is a social and personality psychologist who has held faculty positions at Denison University, the University of Texas, Wake Forest University, and Duke University. He is the author of 11 books and nearly 200 scientific articles and chapters on topics related to social behavior and emotions. He also has interests in philosophy of science, research design, and quantitative analysis and is involved in efforts to promote critical and scientific thinking among the public.
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Of all of the data that paranormal investigators collect, Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) -- audio recordings of voices that were not heard at the time that they were recorded -- provide perhaps the most provocative and controversial evidence of activity in supposedly haunted locations. Although some investigators claim that EVP are the voices of unseen entities, critics say that they result from mundane sources such as radio transmissions or the tendency of the brain to create patterns from random sounds. A panel of three research scientists (Mark Leary, John Palmer, and Graham Watkins) and two highly experienced paranormal investigators (George Mathis and Jim Hall) will discuss what we presently know about EVP and the degree to which scientific research can address questions regarding the source and nature of Electronic Voice Phenomena.