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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-145
Protracted parahippocampal activity associated with Sean Harribance


Behavioural Neuroscience and Human Studies Programs, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Michael A Persinger
Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario
Canada
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-6131.98238

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Aims: Previous research published by Venkatasubramanian et al. (2008) in this journal showed markedly enhanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) activity within the right parahippocampal region of a gifted person while he experienced accurate "telepathic" impression. The present research is designed to discern if Sean Harribance, a reliable psychic who reported independently verified accurate histories of others during his intuitive state, would also show similar enhancement as measured by standardized low resolution electromagnetic tomography (sLORETA). Materials and Methods and Results: The raw data from the unique electroencephalographic pattern displayed by Sean Harribance (the Harribance configuration) during his intuitive state revealed a peak increase of power within the upper beta range (20-30 Hz) within the right parahippocampal region only. Conclusions: The congruence of the region of activation during "telepathy" by Sean Harribance and Gerard Senehi, especially when the specific electromagnetic and cellular characteristics are considered, suggests the parahippocampal region may be a focus for exploration of the mechanisms by which these phenomena might occur.


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