Dr Alexander De Foe is a Melbourne based cognitive scientist, writer, and lecturer. His PhD research was grounded in perceptual and consciousness processing in body ownership illusions, out-of-body experience (OBEs), and other intrasubjective embodiment phenomena. He writes about, teaches, and consults on these topics. He is particularly interesting in working with holistic constructs, such as one’s overall sense of somatic awareness, self construct and identity, as well as one’s sense of personal agency.
Most recently Dr De Foe has worked on the Veridical Mind Project at the Centre for Exceptional Human Potential, where he was Chief Investigator on a successful series of national and international awards for research to support our understanding on how memory and perception functions in induced OBEs.
Dr De Foe set up the Veridical Mind project to examine the role of perception and memory in induced OBEs. This project is run in support/affiliation with the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research, Parapsychological Association, the Society for Psychical Research, and the International Association of Consciousness, with preliminary results anticipated late 2017.