A scientist convinced about dowsing

Sandy McKenzie sent me this link to a fascinating YouTube video on the Scientific & Medical Network website. It is a talk given by the late psychoanalyst Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, author of Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism and the Extraordinary Powers of the Human Mind, in which she relates how she came to consult a dowser in 2003, in a last-ditch attempt to locate the whereabouts of her daughter’s harp, which had been stolen from a theatre before her concert. She refers to ‘the gorilla’ in the talk – this is a reference to the famous psychology perception experiment in which … Continue reading A scientist convinced about dowsing