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THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY

W(ILLIAM) GREY WALTER

Physiologist. B. February 19, 1910, Kansas City, Missouri. B.A., 1931, M.A., 1935, D.Sc., 1947, Cambridge University; Ph.D. (hon), 1949, University of Aix-Marseille. M. 1933, Monica Ratcliffe: 2 s.; m. 1947, Vivian Dovey: 1 s.; m. 1960, Lorraine Donn. Maudsley Hospital, London, 1935-39; direcotr, Physiological Deparment, Burden Neurological Institute, Bristol, 1939 to present. Founder, EEG Society; editor EEG Journal; presient, International Society for Cybernetics; member Physiological Society; International Federated Societies for EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology (president 1953-57); member, International Brain Research Organization of UNESCO.

Dr. Walter is author of the book The Living Brain (1953), which was published in Britain and the United States and has since been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish and Japanese. In the field of parapsychology, he is concerned with the study of neurophysiological correlates of paranormal states, especially hypnosis, sleep, trance and hallucinations.

His papers include "The Neurophysiological Aspects of Hallucination and Illusory Experience" (in 1960 Frederic W. H. Myers Memorial Lecture, published in the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, London) and "Where Vital Things Happen" (1959 Adolf Meyer Research Lecture, published in 1960 in the American Journal of Psychiatry). Residence: 35 Mariners Drive, Bristol 9, England; business address: Burden Neurological Institute, Bristol.


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


 
 

 

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