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Persinger, M.A. Transient geophysical bases for ostensible UFO-related
phenomena and associated verbal behavior?
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1976, 43, 215-221.

Persinger, M.A. The problems of human verbal behaviour: The final reference
for measuring ostensible PSI phenomena.
The Journal of Research in PSI
Phenomena
, 1976, 1, 72-90.

Persinger, M.A. A force/delta D and delta T concept applied to paranormal
events: general comments.
The Journal of Research on PSI Phenomena, 1976,
1,1-8.

Persinger, M.A. What factors can account for UFO experiences? American
Psychological Association, Symposium on Using Hypnotic Procedures in the
Investigation of UFO Experiences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 28 August, 1978.

Persinger, M.A. ELF field mediation in spontaneous PSI events: direct
information transfer or conditioned elicitation? Psychoenergetic Systems,
1979, 3, 155-169.

Persinger, M.A. Limitations of human verbal behaviour in context of
UFO-related stimuli. In R.F. Haines (Ed.), UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist.
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1979.

Persinger, M.A. Possible infrequent geophysical sources of close UFO
encounters: expected physical and behavioral-biological effects. In R.F. Haines (Ed.),
UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press,
1979, Pp. 396-434.

Persinger, M.A. Earthquake activity and antecedent UFO report numbers.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1980, 50, 791-797.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: III. Prediction of UFO
reports by geomagnetic and seismic activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills,
1981, 53, 115-122.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: IV. UFO reports and
fortean phenomena: temporal correlations in the central U.S.A. Perceptual and Motor
Skills, 1981, 53, 299-302.

Persinger, M.A. Predicting UFO events and experiences. Presented to the
Toronto Society for Psychical Research, October, 1981.

Schaefer, D., & Persinger, M.A. Fingerprints and personality scores.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1982, 54, 1021-1022.

Persinger, M.A. Predicting UFO events and experiences. Invited Paper at
MUFON Symposium, 2-5 July, 1982, Toronto, Ontario.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior. VII. Prediction of
recent European UFO report years by nineteenth century luminosity and solar-seismic
variables. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1983, 56, 91-95.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior. VIII: Specific
prediction of UFO reports within the New Madrid states by solar-geomagnetic and seismic
measures. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1983, 56, 243-249.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior. IX: Expected clinical
consequences of close proximity to UFO-related luminosities. Perceptual and
Motor Skills, 1983, 56, 259-265.

Persinger, M.A. The tectonic strain theory of luminosities (UFO reports):
determining optimal temporal, spatial and intensity parameters. Pursuit,
1983, 1, 21-35.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and human behavior: XV. Tectonic
strain luminosities (UFO reports) as predictable but hidden events within pre-1947
Central U.S.A. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1983, 57, 1227-1234.

Persinger, M.A. Prediction of historical and contemporary luminosity (UFO)
reports by seismic variables within western Europe. Experientia, 1984, 40,
676-681.

Persinger, M.A. & Derr, J.S. Geophysical variables and behavior: XIX. Strong
temporal relationships between inclusive seismic measures and UFO reports
within Washington State. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1984, 59, 551-566.

Persinger, M.A. Propensity to report paranormal experiences is correlated
with temporal lobe signs. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1984, 59, 583-586.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and human behavior: XVIII. Expected
perceptual characteristics and local distributions of close UFO reports.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1984, 58, 951-959.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: XXI. Geomagnetic
variation as possible enhancement stimuli for UFO reports preceding earthtremors.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1985, 60, 37-78.

Persinger, M.A., & Schaut, G.B. (Presented). Intense subjective experiences
occur during days of quiet, global geomagnetic activity. Presented at the
100th year Anniversary of the American Society for Psychical Research: The 28th
Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association), 12-16 August, 1985, Tufts
University, Medford, Mass.

Derr, J.S. (presented) & Persinger, M.A. Luminous phenomena, earthquake
lights and tectonic strain. Presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for
Scientific Exploration (Princeton University, October 29-31, 1985).

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: XXII. The tectonogenic
strain continuum of unusual events. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1985, 60,
59-65.

Persinger, M.A., & Derr, J.S. Geophysical variables and behavior: XXIII.
Relations between UFO reports within the Uinta Basin and local seismicity.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1985, 60, 143-152.

Schaut, G.B., & Persinger, M.A. Subjective telepathic experiences,
geomagnetic activity and the ELF hypothesis: Part I. Data analyses. PSI Research, 1985,
4(1), 4-20.

Persinger, M.A., & Valliant, P.M. Temporal lobe signs and reports of
subjective paranormal experiences in a normal population: a replication. Perceptual and
Motor Skills, 1985, 60, 903-909.

Persinger, M.A., & Derr, J.S. Geophysical variables and behavior: XXXII.
Evaluations of UFO reports in an infrequent area of seismicity: the Carman,
Manitoba Episode. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1985, 61, 807-813.

Persinger, M.A. Subjective telepathic experiences, geomagnetic activity and
the ELF hypothesis: Part II. Stimulus features and neural detection. PSI
Research, 1985, 4(2), 4-23.

Persinger, M.A. (1985). Geophysical variables and behavior: XXX. Intense
paranormal experiences occur during days of quite, global, geomagnetic
activity. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 61, 320-322.

Schaut, G.B. & Persinger, M.A. (1985). Geophysical variables and behavior:
XXXI. Global geomagnetic activity during spontaneous paranormal experiences:
A replication. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 61(2), 412-414.

Gearhart, L., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and human behavior.
Onsets of historical and contemporary poltergeist episodes occurred with sudden
increases in geomagnetic activity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1986, 62,
463-466.

Mattsson, D., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: positive
correlations between numbers of UFO reports and earthquake activity in
Sweden. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1986, 63, 921-922.

Derr, J.S., & Persinger, M.A. Luminous phenomena and earthquakes in southern
Washington. Experientia, 1986, 42, 991-999.

Persinger, M.A., & Cameron, R.A. Earth faults in some poltergeist-like
cases? Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 1986, 80, 49-73.

Derr, J.A. (presented) & Persinger, M.A. Temporal association between
Zeitoun luminous phenomena and regional seismic activity. Society for Scientific
Exploration. Sixth Annual Meeting (Austin, Texas), 29-30 May, 1987.

Makarec, K. & Persinger, M.A. (1987). Geophysical variables and behavior:
XLII. Negative correlations between accuracy of card-guessing and
geomagnetic activity: A case study. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 65(1),
105-106.

Persinger, M.A. (1987). Spontaneous telepathic experiences from phantasms of
the living and low global geomagnetic activity. The Journal of the American
Society for Psychical Research, 83, 23-36.

Lewicki, D.R., Schaut, G.H. & Persinger, M.A. (1987). Geophysical variables
and behavior: XIV. Days of subjective precognitive experiences and the days
before the actual events display correlated geomagnetic activity. Perceptual
& Motor Skills, 65(1), 173-174.

Lewicki, D.R., Schaut, G.H., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and
behavior: XLIV. Days of subjective precognitive experiences and the days
before the actual events display correlated geomagnetic activity. Perceptual and
Motor Skills, 1987, 65, 173-174.

Persinger, M.A. and Schaut G.B. (1988). Geomagnetic factors in subject
telepathic, precognitive and postmortem experiences. The Journal of the
American Society for Psychical Research, 82, 217-235.

Arango, M.A., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LII.
Decreased geomagnetic activity and spontaneous telepathic experiences from
the Sidgwick collection. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1988, 67, 907-910.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LIII. Epidemiological
considerations for incidence of cancer and depression in areas of frequent
UFO reports. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1988, 67, 799-803.

Derr, J.S., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LIV.
Zeitoun (Egypt) apparitions of the Virgin Mary as tectonic strain-induced
luminosities. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1989, 68, 123-128.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LV. Predicting the
details of visitor experiences and the personality of experients: The temporal lobe
factor. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1989, 68, 55-65.

Persinger, M.A., & Krippner, S. Experimental dream telepathy, clairvoyance
and geomagnetic activity. Journal of the American Society for Psychical
Research, 1989, 83, 101-116.

Persinger, M.A. The tectonic strain theory as an explanation for UFO
phenomena: A non-technical review of the research, 1970-1990. Journal of UFO Studies,
1990, 2, 105-137.

Persinger, M.A., & Derr, J.S. Geographical variables and behavior: LXI. UFO
reports in Carman Manitoba and the 1975 Minnesota quake: evidence of
triggering by increased volume of the Red River. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990, 71,
531-536.

Persinger, M.A., & Derr, J.S. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXII.
Temporal coupling of UFO reports and seismic energy release within the Rio Grande
rift system: discriminative validity of the tectonic strain theory. Perceptual
and Motor Skills, 1990, 71, 567-572.

Derr, J.S., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXIII.
Quasi-experimental evidence of the tectonic strain theory of luminous
phenomena: the Derby, Colorado earthquakes. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990, 71,
707-714.

Persinger, M.A., & Fisher, S.D. Elevated, specific temporal lobe signs in a
population engaged in psychic studies. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990,
71, 817-818.

Derr, J.S., & Persinger, M.A. Luminous phenomena and seismic energy in the
central U.S.A. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 1990, 4(1), 55-69.

J.S. Derr & M. A. Persinger, 1990, Geophysical Variables and Behavior:
LXIII. Quasi-Experimental Evidence of the Tectonic Strain Theory of Luminous
Phenomena: The Derby, Colorado Earthquakes, Perceptual and Motor Skills,
707-714.

Berger, R.E., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXVII.
Quieter annual geomagnetic activity and larger effect size for experimental
PSI (ESP) studies over six decades. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1991, 73,
1219-1223.

Persinger, M.A., & Richards, P. Tobacyk's Paranormal Belief Scale and
Temporal Lobe Signs: Sex Differences in the Experiences of Ego-Alien Intrusions.
Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1991, 73, 1151-1156.

Persinger, M. A. "Sudden remembering" of early childhood memories and
specific neuropsychological indicators: implications for claims of sexual abuse and
alien visitation/abduction experiences. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1992, 75,
259-266.

Derr, J.S. (presented), & Persinger, M.A. Luminous phenomena (earthquakes
lights?) preceding two New Mexico earthquakes. Presented at the Eastern
Section Seismological Society of America Conference (Santa Fe, New Mexico), April
13-15, 1992. Seismological Research Letters, 63(1), January-March, 1992.

Persinger, M.A. Right hemisphericity, low self-esteem, and unusual
experiences: a response to Vingiano. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1992, 75, 568-570.

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXI. Differential
contribution of geomagnetic activity to paranormal experiences concerning
death and crisis: An alternative to the ESP hypothesis. Perceptual and Motor
Skills, 1993, 76, 555-562.

Persinger, M.A., & Derr, J.S. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXIV.
Man-made fluid injections into the crust and reports of luminous phenomena
(UFO reports)--Is the strain field an aseismically propagating hydrological
pulse? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1993, 77, 1059-1065.

Derr, J.S., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXVI.
Seasonal hydrological load and regional luminous phenomena (UFO reports)
within river systems, The Mississippi River test. Perceptual and Motor Skills,
1993, 77, 1163-1170.

Krippner, S. and Persinger, M.A. (1993). Enhancement of accuracy of
telepathic dreams during periods of decreased geomagnetic activity: The
William E. experiments. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Parapsychological
Association 36th convention (pp. 126-131). Toronto, Canada.

Persinger, M.A. 1995. Sudden unexpected death in epileptics following
sudden, intense increases in geomagnetic activity: prevalence of effect and
potential mechanisms. International Journal of Biometeorology 38: 180-187.

Persinger, M.A., Hart, B., & Thomas, A.W. Geophysical variables and
behavior: LXXX. Periodicities and energetic characteristics of a strobe-light
luminosity during a geomagnetic storm. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1996, 82, 683-688.

Persinger, M.A. Feelings of past lives as expected perturbations within the
neurocognitive processes that generate the sense of self: contributions from
limbic lability and vectorial hemisphericity. Perceptual and Motor Skills,
1996, 83, 1107-1121.

Derr, J. S. and Persinger, M. A. Geophysical variables and behavior: Annual
January rainfall may modulate the incidence of luminous phenomena within the
San Francisco Basin. (in revision).

Koren SA, Persinger MA. Possible disruption of remote viewing by complex
weak magnetic fields around the stimulus site and the possibility of
accessing real phase space: a pilot study.
Percept Mot Skills. 2002 Dec;95(3 Pt 1):989-98.
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Persinger MA, Roll WG, Tiller SG, Koren SA, Cook CM. Remote viewing with the
artist Ingo Swann: neuropsychological profile, electroencephalographic
correlates, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and possible mechanisms.
Percept Mot Skills. 2002 Jun;94(3 Pt 1):927-49.
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