IRVA Sponsored Event

CITIZEN SCIENCE - Special IRU Presentation & Discussion With Dr. Brian Laythe, Ph.D.

October 2, 2022


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Citizen science is defined as: "the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists". 

Dr. Brian Laythe will speak to us about citizen science and draw parallels between remote viewing and those who study/ are involved in other paranormal pursuits.

Dr. Brian Laythe is an experimental psychologist who received his graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire. He has conducted multiple studies relating to the traits, beliefs, environment, and culture relating to paranormal phenomena and religious experience. He is a co-author of Ghosted! Exploring the Haunting Reality of Paranormal Encounters, a book summarizing a multiple researcher collaboration of over twenty research studies conducted over the last five years, with its expected release in 2022. He further serves as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Religious and Anomalous Experience (ISRAE), a nonprofit dedicated to collaboration with citizen scientists to conduct quality science on the paranormal, and as an associate editor for the Journal of Scientific Exploration.

This event is sponsored by IRU - The IRVA Research Unit. It will be held during our monthly creative team meeting (always held the first Sunday of the month). To learn more about IRU visit:

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