Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. Together with Dr Edward Close, he pioneered the new discipline of what they call “Dimensional Biopsychophysics”. He is author, with physicist and mathematician, Edward Close PhD, PE, of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works. He is also author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in three of the websites linked with his work. On www.Brainvoyage.com, his books are amplified. www.VernonNeppe.org is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP) and some of the key publications are on www.pni.org. Dr. Neppe was unanimously awarded the highly coveted interdisciplinary, worldwide Whiting Memorial Prize in late 2016 by the ISPE, one of the exceptional IQ groups we discuss in this YouTube.
Here he explains the difficulties in measuring exceptional levels of intelligence. He also describes different types of prodigies and geniuses. He notes that the psi research literature strongly suggests that consciousness can operate independently of the brain. However, IQ measurements do not take this factor into account.
(Recorded on April 30, 2018)
Published on June 18, 2018