biography of Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, Fellow of the Royal Society (SA),
to be even remotely accurate, it must contain references to his standing
among the elite of science. Professor Neppe has an unusually open-minded attitude
toward the discovery of Truth and this is reflected in his professional
achievements reaching pinnacles in a wide number of disciplines, predominantly but not limited to multiple medical fields including even the medico-legal. His exceptional creative achievements reach to pioneering the discipline of Dimensional Biopsychophysics, and his decades of many different innovations in Consciousness Research. His
many books range from communicating to scientific colleagues, to writing for laypersons
targeting helping them by "education through fascination": He has even developed his own literary genre, "sciction", while writing books and plays in a dialogic style for his general readers, as well as the "conversagraph". His originality was demonstrated when this first book with defined sciction and conversagraphs, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hopeapparently became the first Electronic Book (E-Book) sold professionally (through DigitalRiver.com). And his development of tens of new terms plus new diagnoses and classifications is a testament to his originality and search for precision: If something does not fit his needs, Dr. Neppe is prepared and able to pioneer new concepts.
And submerged in his multiple formal achievements, is his
remarkable reputation as an outstanding chess player developed early on with, inter alia, a simultaneous exhibition against some sixty opponents, separately playing several players blindfold simultaneously, plus organizing the first multiracial sports match in South Africa (if "chess" counts as a sport). More recently, he developed a computerized chess control in a landmark chess analysis in survival research.
His family expected him to be a mathematician or nuclear physicist based on his achievements as a mathematical child prodigy (who had, for example, independently developed his own extensive system of mental multiplication by age 5), but Professor Neppe wanted to more directly help people and went into Medicine instead. Ironically, he has now returned to the physics and mathematics stage, working closely with Dr Close, and with TDVP, possibly producing a profoundly important fundamental broad scientific paradigm shift, with additional mathematical proofs.
But most of all, his character as an
all-around decent and ethical human being always trying to help his patients and his reputation as a family man portray just a little more about
Similarly, a biography of his equal research collaborator, Edward Close, PhD
must touch on his lifelong passion as a seeker of the Ultimate Truth of Life. Dr. Close is a distinguished Physicist and amazingly creative Mathematician: He pioneered the Calculus of Distinctions, Dimensionometry and Dimensional Extrapolation, and even published a solution to Fermat's Last Theorem—after >4 centuries of it being unsolved—long before Dr Wiles did He is also a creative
Cosmologist, and international consultant Environmental Engineer and
Planner whose findings in "mold research" have impacted thousands. As a Charter Member of the U.S.G.S. Systems Analysis Group, he
developed state-of-the-art mathematical optimization programs and
hierarchical modeling techniques and fractal geometry models.
Neppe and Dr. Close can be regarded as co-pioneers of the new
interdisciplinary science of Dimensional Biopsychophysics, in which
dimensionometry, consciousness and the interface of the biological,
psychological and physical are integrated together. This is objectified in their
remarkably innovative model of Triadic Dimensional Distinction
Vortical Paradigm (TDVP), which based on objective metrics, is regarded by some as the closest challenge yet to what has been called a "Theory of Everything". Their Cabibbo derivation has shown that there are important mathematical underpinnings to the finite part of their model because the hypothesized TDVP 9-dimensional vortical rotation has been demonstrated to be accurate—ostensibly a landmark finding: TDVP proposes that Reality involves the laws of nature and that the discrete finite (e.g. quanta) is contained within the continuous infinite reality.
About Vernon M Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA, BN&NP, Seattle, WA, USA.
Multidisciplinary international recognition
on peer-reviewed publications, presentations, international honors and
consultations, Prof. Vernon M. Neppe is a world recognized pioneer in
the disciplines of Behavioral Neurology, and Neuropsychiatry, and also
the undisputed world authority on déjà vu experiences.
Additionally to this, Professor. Neppe
is an internationally peer-recognized Psychopharmacologist, Forensic
medico-legal specialist, Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Phenomenologist,
Epileptologist, Consciousness researcher, Anomalistic Psychologist, Dimensional
Biopsychophysicist, Philosopher, Creativity expert, Author, Playwright
and Professional Speaker. His 80+ page CV includes 10+ books, 2 plays,
450+ publications on 6 continents, 1000+ invited lectures in 13
countries and media interactions in a large number of countries.
Qualifications and appointments:
Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA, MMed, DABPN, DPsM, FFPsych(SA), DSPE,
DPCP (ECAO), FRCPC-10, MMed (Psych), DABFM, DABFE, DABPS
(Psychopharmacology) FACFE, LMACFE, MB, BCh, BA, was educated in South
Africa where he obtained his medical degree and PhD, and he later did
later a Fellowship at Cornell University, NY.
settled in the USA in 1986, after being internationally recruited to
found and direct the first Division of Neuropsychiatry in a Department
of Psychiatry in the USA (at the University of Washington in Seattle).
Currently, Professor Neppe is:
Director, Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute (www.pni.org) in Seattle
Executive Director and Distinguished Professor, Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization (www.ecao.us)
Editor, Dynamic International Journal of Exceptional Creative Achievement (DIJECA)
Adjunct Full Professor, Dept of Neurology and Psychiatry, St Louis University, St Louis, MO.
Major or unusual recognitions:
Dr Neppe is:
· the first USA physician elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa;
· a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (the highest public level);
· recipient of the Marius Valkhoff prize (about a dozen recipients worldwide over a quarter century — Consciousness Research);
apparently the only physician ever listed under five different
subspecialties in the peer-reviewed, “America’s Top Doctors”. These
related medical specialties are Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology,
Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychiatry and, and Psychiatry. He is one
of the rare physicians listed in all 13 editions;
· one of the few in his profession to be listed repetitively and currently in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World;
· one of the rare “Diplomates” of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE) (www.thethousand.com) (less than 30 ever around the world).
Dr. Neppe was:
· in the first group of Board Certified physicians in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry,
a recipient of the Gabino Barreda recognition / medal (Mexico, 2013,
linked with his and Dr Close’s TDVP (“Triadic Dimensional Distinction
Vortical Paradigm”) presentations and workshop.
· listed in every
edition of the peer-reviewed "Best Doctors in America" (book now
discontinued when America’s Top Doctors was first published circa 1990)
· the leader of the 1st USA and International Delegation in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology;
was also chosen to lead another (cancelled with the recession) 1st USA
and International Delegation in Behavioral Neurology and
Dr Neppe is a
world leader in creative ideas and their fruition: This is demonstrated
by his being the only person ever to have (based on objective rankings
of direct creative achievements and training) achieved the rank of
Distinguished Professor (Level 15a) of the Exceptional Creative
Achievement Organization (ECAO) (www.5eca.com), a world-wide organization. He is also Executive Director and Editor of their journal (DIJECA). The ECAO is an organization that allows the most creative consultants world-wide to individually and ethically professionally consult within their specialty with large organizations of many kinds, and to receive funding for projects that may benefit mankind and for individual grants (non-profit 501c in process)
has been appointed as Director, Human Performance Enhancement Division
(HPED) of the World Institute of Scientific Exploration (WISE) 2012.
· Based on distinguished qualifications alone, Professor Vernon Neppe, is one of the most qualified individuals in the world.
Dr. Neppe’s pioneering areas of pharmacology including adjunctive
anticonvulsants in psychiatry and successful treatment for the
previously incurable tardive dyskinesia led to his work being recognized
as one of the biographies in the area on the Leading
Psychopharmacologists of the Twentieth Century by the Collegium
· He was apparently the first
physician listed as a Neuropsychiatrist by the American Medical
Association, and is a Fellow or above of many societies.
He is on numerous editorial and organizational boards, and referee for many other journals.
He has edited, guest edited or acted as Science Editor of journals
encompassing four different disciplines (Consciousness Research,
Psychopharmacology, broader intelligence, innovative science).
He also received the Millennium Medal of Honor for his scientific
contributions, was an International Man of the Year, and listed in "The
Leading Physicians in the World".
Presentations: Dr Neppe has:
lectured extensively round the world in thirteen countries,
chaired international symposia,
communicated internationally with the media (TV, radio, printed media) (large number of countries),
lectured at about 90% of medical school affiliates in the United States
presented well over 1000 invited professional presentations outside his university system.
Publications Dr Neppe is author of:
· 450+ publications (when including abstracts) overall in all six continents;
. RBC—Key Features of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works (both by Drs Neppe and Close)
Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope. This is a five star ranked,
extremely well received layperson self-help and brain medication
education book: a widely acclaimed and appreciated book reflecting the
theme of education through fascination but also truly a voyage of hope
for individuals and patients (http://brainvoyage.com/ctbm/index.php). See the comments at (http://www.brainvoyage.com/ctbm/comments.php)
Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. written for the medical and
pharmacological readers. Inter alia, it contains two major pioneering
contributions: Dr Neppe pioneered the area of anticonvulsants in
psychiatry which took two decades to recognize; and he developed the
concept of toleration and responsiveness to psychotropic medications,
and this still is not fully recognized (e.g. not mentioned even in DSM V
How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witness: A Medical
Expert's Perspective. This is a valuable monograph that has gone to two
editions and targeted to assist attorneys involved in civil medicolegal
Consciousness Research, Phenomenology, Epileptology and Neuroscience,
in which his contributions have been pioneering and prodigious. For
example, the ideas in his book Reality Begins with Consciousness (with
Dr Ed Close, physicist and mathematician) are already regarded by many
as potentially impacting thinking for centuries (http://www.brainvoyage.com/RBC/pressrelease.php) . These ideas now demonstrate mathematically the nine-dimensional spin model.
· Dr Neppe also pioneered the extended use of anticonvulsants in psychiatry and has impacted literally millions of patients.
Dr Neppe’s dramatic management of the previously incurable tardive
dyskinesia with high dose buspirone is theoretically and in practice
highly successful, though not often found in the literature in the area.
(See Chapter 12, Cry the Beloved Mind for the enthralling initial story
of this discovery).
· He is also one of the world’s experts on
the temporal lobe of the brain, as well as the world expert on the déjà
vu phenomenon (see again his books at www.brainvoyage.com; plus his site www.pni.org).
Dr. Neppe also is an expert consultant on HIPAA, and security, and
usability on the Internet. He has worked particularly with what is
apparently at this time, the only secure and usable communication
technique on the Internet, namely the ZSentry engine (Zsentry.com).
This allows government approved HIPAA compliance, with Emails, plus a
middleware that makes the cloud technically safe, plus automated
application programmable interfaces that are secure. This technology is
far the most important breakthrough in the IT internet area, and may
ultimately save the Internet. Additionally, it extends to Internet
voting technology (Safevote.com) that can be used world-wide,
· In literature, Dr Neppe developed the literary genre (sciction) and integrated conversagraphs because he felt he had to, so that his patients and their laypersons and the general readers could feel more involved in his writings (seehttp://www.brainvoyage.com/sciction/index.php).
· Dr Neppe is an internationally in demand Professional Speaker, Author and Playwright.
He is prodigious and internationally recognized for his research
methodological skills For example, his déjà vu work pioneered a whole
new phenomenological approach.
· He developed the philosophical
model of Unified Monism based on science, and justified mathematically
with the philosophy being secondary but applicable empirically in all
environments, the materialistic environment as well as the
consciousness, psi, survival and mind only philosophies.
Dr Close, his pioneering of the new area of Dimensional Biopsychophysics,
integrates the multidimensional model across the
different scientific disciplines (physical, psychological, consciousness, biological) and provides increasing mathematical justifications for the discipline..
· In Mathematicologic and Mathematical Physics, Dr
Neppe has assisted Dr Edward Close in these disciplines involving TDVP
and including pioneering extending the application of the Calculus of
Dimensions, of Dimensionometry, of Dimensional Extrapolation and Reverse
Dimensional Extrapolation and of Pythagorean extensions and
orthogonality, and Fermat’s Last Theorem to multidimensional concepts,
as well as the derivation and development of 9 dimensional spin models,
derivation of the Cabibbo angle, as well as concepts of infinity. These
are all part of their complex, multidisciplinary TDVP model.
Medically, he has also described four new medical conditions, invented
about a hundred new terms, suggested three major new classifications,
developed more than thirty evaluations, tests and historical screens in
neuropsychiatry and consciousness, pioneered several new theoretical
concepts in his disciplines, besides developing that literary genre of
sciction.2 He has also pioneered subjective experience, and its links
with neuroscience and consciousness phenomenology.
phenomenology: Additionally, he pioneered the links of brain function
and subjective experience, is the world authority on déjà vu phenomena,
and developed. Phenomenology in the Neuroscience and Consciousness
Some Research Perspectives.
Psychopharmacology: His pharmacological work, in the early 1980s,
impacted likely millions of patients and their families when he
pioneered the area of anticonvulsants in psychiatry. Separately, Dr
Neppe in South Africa and then continuing this work in the USA,
recognized subpopulations of non-responsive psychotic and non-psychotic
individuals with underlying temporolimbic instability, sometimes with
explosive behaviors. This combined with Dr Robert Post in the USA on
bipolar, and Dr Teruo Okuma in Japan on atypical schizophrenias impacted
Psychiatry possibly more than any other finding in the past 40 years.
Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry: Dr Neppe introduced several
evaluation techniques and developed tens of tests in Behavioral
Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. These have intensively used at the
Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute and include objective and subjective
evaluations in the area.
· Phenomenology: Dr. Neppe’s
phenomenological models in Neuroscience and Consciousness Research are
fundamental. This inter alia, allows a perspective of conceptualizing
the organic brain aspects with the subjective. Importantly, he
recognized the importance of careful subtyping and classifications of
diagnoses and nosologies.
· Philosophy from Science: Dr. Neppe
with an assist from Dr. Close, developed the new and very different philosophical model called
"Unified Monism" as part of the TDVP model. This is ostensibly the only
scientific based philosophical model that works. It technically is a form of monism with Infinity containing the Finite and the Transfinite, and Space, Time and Consciousness being tethered together as a unit.
Neppe-Close TDVP collaboration: During the past two decades, Vernon
Neppe has become increasingly involved with the complex physics and
mathematical models conceptualized in his multidimensional vortical
model, and even became Science Editor of the journal of the
International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (www.thethousand.com),
Telicom, a position now occupied by Dr Close. Edward Close has been
active in the field of Consciousness Research since 1986. This includes
his classic book “Transcendental Physics: Integrating the Search for
as one of his 7+ books. After a combined half-century of separately
working on their related theories, Neppe and Close, then paired together
in 2009, recognizing that they needed to combine their expertise in
divergent disciplines to maximize and unify their TDVP Theory of
Everything model. TDVP is discussed in detail in the Neppe-Close E-book,
"Reality Begins With Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift That Works ( 4th
Edition)" (RBC) (www.brainvoyage.com/RBC/perspective) along with the clarifying E-Book Glimpses and Glossary (www.brainvoyage.com/glossary) to make key portions of TDVP more comprehensible.
· The paradigm shift:
Even long before their Cabibbo findings, the TDVP model had profoundly
challenged the current scientific paradigm as it is based on an
empirical scientific data model with confirmatory mathematical logic and
further conceptual innovations. It was developed because prevailing
current science contains some areas that simply do not fit. TDVP seems
to provide the first feasible multidisciplinary model for unifying
Science and Consciousness, and this Neppe-Close broader metaparadigm
impacts thinking not only in the Physical Sciences, but in the
Psychological, Biological and Consciousness Sciences, as well as in
Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and the Transcendental
disciplines. Based on objective criteria compared with 23 other models,
TDVP appears to be far the strongest candidate for a so-called 'theory
of everything'. Despite being adjudicated prior to the Cabibbo
information. RBC is currently a finalist for both the Book of the Year
(in Science), plus the Eric Hoffer Award. The RBC book has gone to four
editions in a year and half, as more and more information accumulated
supporting the TDVP model and so that the authors could clarify concepts
and amplify their ideas; What the Cabibbo Angle derivation has now done
is to definitely demonstrate the hypothesis that a significant
fundamental component of TDVP, namely the postulated 9 finite vortical
dimensions, appears to be correct.
from South Africa (where he mainly trained), [and also] with a
Fellowship at Cornell University, New York,), Dr Vernon Neppe was recruited from
South Africa to establish the first Division of Neuropsychiatry in a USA
Psychiatry Department (University of Washington), and then a model
institute (Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute —PNI), which he has
successfully directed (www.pni.org)
for twenty years, not only as an astute clinician with referrals from
around the country but also as a superb administrator, educator,
forensic specialist and researcher. He is also (Adj. Full) Prof., Dept
of Neurology and Psychiatry, St. Louis Univ., St. Louis, MO, a very
unusual honor given his being >2000 miles away. While in South
Africa, he organized the first multiracial sports match in South
Africa—if chess is a sport as captain of the Witwatersrand University
For more information on Dr Vernon Neppe,
MD, PhD (Med), FRSSAf, DFAPA, BN&NP (UCNS), DSPE, FFPsych (SA), MMed
(Psych), DPsM), Diplomate ABPN (Psychiatry; Subcertifications:
Geriatric Psychiatry (-2011); Forensic Psychiatry (-2004]), DABFM,
DABFE, DABPS (Psychopharmacology), FACFE, LMACFE, FAPA, FCPsych, MB,
BCh, BA, DSPE, DPCP you can consult his many biographies on the
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If you do not obtain a personal note from us or from Dr Neppe, please understand he would very much like to but, at times, is receiving up to 1500 emails a day. Whereas Dr Neppe would dearly want to contact you all, and respond individually to
your questions, it is simply not possible because of the very large numbers of
requests he or his team are receiving.
However, there is an alternative:
If you have specific questions, Dr Neppe strongly recommends you read the associated books on that topic.
For example, he receives questions about deja vu experiences: Why not read his remarkable Deja Vu Trilogy of books?
He wrote a book for how attorneys should most benefit from their medical expert witness and attorneys involved in any kind of civil litigation could benefit enormously.
His bookCry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope remains a classic for the layperson including patients and their families and consistently receives the highest acclaim: It also truly encourages individuals because their is true hope for recovery.
And of course, the E-books of Drs Neppe and CloseReality Begins with Consciousness (RBC) in its three guises are unique, truly groundbreaking and may create a basis for science and thinking for centuries: RBC: A Paradigm Shift that Works (4th Edition): an earlier less complete version was one of three medalists in Science book of the year. RBC: Key Features (an abbreviated E-book, about one eighth the size, with the key elements of the thinking. RBC: Glimpses and Glossary, specifically produced to make these above two books more comprehensible, and available individually, but at this point being provided as a complimentary addition to these two E-books.
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And finally please visit the numerous YouTubes on this site that Dr Neppe and Close have made particularly on their new paradigm.
Funding And this is why Dr Vernon Neppe and Dr Edward Close, both part of the non-profit Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization may appreciate any donations to continue their work. Did you know that they have done thousands of hours of work on TDVP and on 9 dimensional spin without any funding? For findings that change the whole face of Science and Spirituality that is indeed remarkable. Please complete one of the contact forms to open such channels. And thank you for thinking of us.
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