|About the PA | Member Index||Who is Ruth Anne Reinsel?|
Reinsel is an experimental psychologist currently doing medical research in New
York City. She specializes in psychophysiology, using the tools of EEG, evoked
potentials, behavioral performance tests and multivariate statistical analysis
to study memory. Her involvement in parapsychology dates from 1977, when she
began graduate studies at the City College of New York under the supervision of
Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler. She trained for many years in sleep and dream research
and received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1988 from the City University of New
York for research on cerebral laterality during sleep. Her dissertation research
included a nocturnal PK task which was reported in Research in Parapsychology
1987. Dr. Reinsel is currently director of The
Laboratory, which studies the relation between brain and psi functionin,.
Wollman, M. and Reinsel, R. (1981). Possible cases of spontaneous ESP in the sleep laboratory. Parapsychology Review, 12 (3), 9-10.
Reinsel, R. and Wollman, M. (1982). A clairvoyance procedure using the semantic differential. In: W. G. Roll, R. L. Morris and R. A. White (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1981 (pp. 166-167). Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. (abstract)
Reinsel, R. (1982). Parapsychology: An empirical science. In: P. Grim (Ed.), Philosophy of science and the occult (pp. 151-168). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Reprinted in 2nd ed., 1990, pp. 187-201.
Reinsel, R. (1988). PK performance as a function of prior stage of sleep and time of night. In: D. H. Weiner and R. L. Morris, (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1987 (pp. 65-69). Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.
Reinsel R., Antrobus, J. (1992). Lateralized task performance after awakening from sleep. In J. Antrobus and M. Bertini, Eds., The Neuropsychology of Sleep and Dreaming (pp. 63-85). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assocs.
Reinsel R., Antrobus, J., and Wollman, M. (1992). Bizarreness in dreams and waking fantasy. In J. Antrobus and M. Bertini, Eds., The Neuropsychology of Sleep and Dreaming (pp. 157-184). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assocs.
Reinsel, R. (1994). Parapsychology: An empirical science. In: B. Slife, (Ed.) Taking Sides: Clashing views on controversial psychological issues (8th ed., pp. 362-371). Guilford, CT: Dushkin Publishing Group. (Reprinted from Philosophy of science and the occult (2nd ed., pp. 187-201). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1990.)
Antrobus, J., Kondo, T., Reinsel, R., and Fein, G. (1995). Dreaming in the late morning: Summation of REM and diurnal cortical activation. Consciousness and Cognition, 4, 275-299.
Maher, M. C., Vartanian, I. A., Chernigovskaya, T. and Reinsel, R. (1996). A physiological concomitant of the laying-on of hands: Changes in healers' tactile sensitivity. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 90 (2), 77-96.
Reinsel, R. (2003). Dissociation and mental health in mediums and sensitives: A pilot survey. In S. Wilson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association, 46th Annual conference (pp. 200-221). Vancouver, Canada: Aug. 2-4, 2003.
Reinsel, R. (2004). Physical mediumship, macro-PK and the autonomic nervous system (abstract). In S. Schmidt (Ed.), Proceedings of the Parapsychological Association, 47th Annual Conference (pp. ). Vienna, Austria: Aug. 5-8, 2004.