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Technical representative. B. June 20, 1923, Histon, Cambridgeshire, England. Indian Army, 1942-43; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1943-47; business technical representative, 1949 to present. Student of economics, 1947-49, M.A., 1954, Cambridge University. Member British Astronomical Assn., Society for Psychical Research, London (council member, 1962 to present); College of Psychic Science, American Society for Psychical Research; senior treasurer, Cambridge University Society for Research in Parapsychology; research officer, 1956-58, senior research officer, 1958-60, Cambridge University SPR.

In the field of parapsychology, Mr. Cornell is primarily interested in the study of apparitions, poltergeists and psychokinetic effects, and the investigation of mediumship. He has completed several studies in these areas, and is at present conducting a series of experiments to examine the relationship of mediumistic cerebral function with observed psychokinetic effects. In preparation for publication is a report on comparative studies of IQ and knowledge among participants in ouija board experiments. Mr. Cornell's articles in the SPR Journal include "An Experiment in Apparitional Observations and Findings" (Vol. 40, No. 701); A Fenland Poltergeist" (Vol. 40, 704); and (with A. O. Gauld) "The Geophysical Theory of Poltergeists" (Vol. 41, No. 709); in the ASPR Journal, "A Statistical Evaluation of Possible Paranormal Effects in a Seance Room (Vol. 55, No.3).

Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications

Mr. Cornell is the author of Investigating the Paranormal. The book is available here.



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