This project aims at investigating the characteristics of so-called anomalous, non-ordinary or exceptional experiences in non-pathological mental conditions, e.g. spiritual, spontaneous out-of-body experiences, visions of disincarnate beings or deceased persons, premonitions, etc. 
In particular, we are interested in the relationship of these experiences with the quality and the meaning of life.

Within this project we are also involved in the Gruppo di Ricerca Italiano sulla Medianità.


Research papers:

Facco, E., Pederzoli, L., & Tressoldi, P. (2020). Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions (NOMEs): clues on the nature of the human mind.

Pederzoli, L., Prati, E., Resti, N., Del Carlo, D., & Tressoldi, P. (2020). Hypno-Channelings: A New Tool for the Investigation of Channeling Experiences. Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research,11, 5, 504-514.

Pederzoli, L., Prati, E., Ballati, A., & Tressoldi, P. (2020). Remote Viewing with and without controlled Out-Of-Body Consciousness. Advanced Research in Psychology;  doi:10.46412/001c.14154

Sarraf, M., Woodley of Menie, M.A., Tressoldi, P. (2020). Anomalous information reception by mediums: A meta-analysis of the scientific evidence. Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing

Pederzoli, L., De Stefano, E., & Tressoldi, P. E. (2019). Hypno-Death-Experiences: death experiences during hypnotic regressionsDeath Studies,

Facco, E., Mendozzi, L., Bona, A., Motta, A., Garegnani, M., Costantini, I., ... & Lipari, S. (2019). Dissociative identity as a continuum from healthy mind to psychiatric disorders: epistemological and neurophenomenological implications approached through hypnosisMedical Hypotheses, 109274.

Facco, E., Casiglia, E., Khafaji, B. E. A., Finatti, F., Duma, G. M., Mento, G., … Tressoldi, P. (2019). Neurophenomenology of Out-of-Body experiences induced by hypnotic suggestionsInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 67(1): 39–68. DOI:

Facco, E., Lucangeli, D., & Tressoldi, P. E. (2018). Dr. AM. A Rare Case of a Modern Mystic? Implications for Psychology and Medicine. Spirituality in Clinical Practice,

Tressoldi, P. E., Pederzoli, L., Caini, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., Prati, E., ... & Trabucco, A. (2015). Hypnotically Induced Out-of-Body Experience: How Many Bodies Are There? Unexpected Discoveries About the Subtle Body and Psychic Body. SAGE Open, 5(4), 2158244015615919.

Facco E, Agrillo C, Greyson B. (2015). Epistemological implications of near-death experiences and other non-ordinary mental expressions: Moving beyond the concept of altered state of consciousness. Med Hypotheses, Jul;85(1):85-93



Sinesio, F., Bubba, V., Iacona, E., Pederzoli, L., Liberale, L., Testoni, I., & Tressoldi, P. (2020). Mediumship accuracy: a quantitative and qualitative study with a triple-blind protocol.

De Foe, A.,Al Khafaji, B.E.,, Pederzoli, L., Prati, E. and Tressoldi, P. E., Out-of-Body-Experiences: A Phenomenological Comparison of Different Causes (2017). Available at SSRN:

Pederzoli, L., Giroldini, W., Duma, G. M., Mento, G., Prati, E., & Tressoldi, P. E. (2016). Out-of-Body Experience Induced by Hypnotic Induction: A Neurophenomenological Study.

Tressoldi, P. E., Pederzoli, L., Caini, P., Ferrini, A., Melloni, S., Richeldi, D., ... & Trabucco, A. (2014). Out of body experience induced by hypnotic suggestion: Phenomenology and perceptual characteristics.


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