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Volume 35 Issue 4 (November 1996), Pages i-i, 487-646

A confirmatory study of the relation between self‐reported complex partial epileptic signs, peak experiences and paranormal beliefs (pages 627-630)

Data obtained from a sample of 102 university students were used to calculate Pearson product moment correlations between measures of complex partial epileptic signs, peak experiences and paranormal beliefs. Significant correlations ranging from .35 to .42 (p < .001) were found between all three measures. Moreover, notable relations were obtained between complex partial epileptic signs and a number of subscales of the paranormal measure including precognition (r = .43), psi beliefs (r = .40), spiritualism (r = .40), extraordinary life forms (r = .26) and superstition (r = .22). The results are consistent with previous research linking temporal lobe signs to paranormal and peak experiences.

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