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Paul J. Mills, PhD, has been with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), since 1987 when he began a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine. He is a long-standing NIH-supported clinical investigator with expertise in psychoneuroimmune processes in human wellness and disease with over 300 manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. His research interests include examining the effects of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for fatigue, pain, physical functioning, and PTSD.
He is past president of the American Psychosomatic Society, former Associate Editor of the journals Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, and former Guest Editor of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity and an Associate Editor for the textbook Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care (S. Waldstein, Ed.) (Springer).
He is an active faculty member in the Behavioral Medicine track of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, and the Health Behavior track of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health. He is Director of the Clinical Research Biomarker Laboratory at UCSD, Co-Director of the Translational Research Technologies Division at the UCSD Clinical Translational Research Institute, and Director of Collaborative Research Program Development at the UCSD Center of Integrative Medicine.
by Julie Beischel, PhD, Mark Boccuzzi, Arnaud Delorme, PhD, Leena Michel, Paul J. Mills, PhD, and Dean Radin, PhD
During advanced meditative practices, unusual perceptions can arise including the sense of receiving information about unknown people who are deceased. As with meditation, this mental state of communication with the deceased involves calming mental chatter and becoming receptive to subtle feelings and sensations. Psychometric and brain electrophysiology data were collected from six individuals who had previously reported accurate information about deceased individuals under double-blind conditions.