Some of Dr Jason Braithwaite's research on how certain contexts can make people 'feel' spooked has been featured in a recent programme on the world-wide National Geographic channel. In the programme Dr Braithwaite explains how anomalous perceptions and hallucinations can be induced in certain susceptible observers if the context and setting is right. Part of an experiment he is running in a highly suggestive 'spooky' castle is also featured in the programme where two out of three volunteers reported odd sensations and one out of three felt them very strongly. These findings were supported by psychophysiological signals recorded from the volunteers at the same time and are corroborated by a larger sample run previously.

Jason Braithwaite

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