use parapsychology in a sentence.
Suggesting that mirror neurons were ever somehow parapsychology seems like a bit of a stretch.
No, I strongly doubt Rizzolatti and his colleagues considered their discovery to be parapsychology.
If the findings of parapsychology are always false, then it's only because things cease to become parapsychology as soon as there is an established mechanism.
At last, with this perspective, someone has turned the pile of steaming refuse that is parapsychology into a vein of gold, waiting to be mined.
Why do you say that Stan Grof is associated with parapsychology?
To me, more interesting than Bayesianism versus Frequentism was the observation that scientific procedure as it currently stands allows a field like Parapsychology to survive.
But we do have reasonable priors on parapsychology from its wasteland of unreplicated, flawed studies, with no convincing results despite decades of effort.
In other words, parapsychology is the control group for science:
Mirror neurons themselves were never parapsychology, but they explain phenomena that were considered paranormal before their discovery:
We do not understand how it could work, but to therefore say that whenever we label some experiment as falling under the school of parapsychology, any significant results must be a fluke..
I don't know how the lesswrong people came to that conclusion about parapsychology a-priori.
In contrast, parapsychology makes claims about the physical world that would have real impact if true, but in the end what they claim is never true.
Also related, "Parapsychology: The Control Group for Science":