Dr. Andrija Puharich was born Henry K Puharich, (February 19, 1918 - January 3, 1995) and was a medical doctor, inventor, parapsychological investigator, author and army officer.

Puharich graduated from the Northwestern University School of Medicine with a B.A. in philosophy (date 1942 {Lavenda} or 1947 {Picknett & Prince}). Married in 1943 (to ?), a woman employed with the Office of War Information.

In 1947, as the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Research Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA, Puharich wrote a monograph on a theory that neurons transmit and receive the equivalent of radio waves.

Puharich met Warren McCulloch, a founder of cybernetics with whom he discovered patients of McCulloch's hospital who were complaining of hearing voices. Puharich discovered metal in these patients teeth - effectively receiving radio transmissions.

Puharich formed the Round Table Foundation in 1948.