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Dean Radin gets paper published in mainstream physics journal


See Dean's 25 January post.

Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments

Accepted by Physics Essays. Print publication in June 2012.


A double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wavefunction. The ratio of the interference pattern’s double-slit to single-slit spectral power was predicted to decrease when attention was focused towards the double-slit as compared to away. Each test session consisted of 40 counterbalanced attention-towards and attention-away epochs, where each epoch lasted between 15 and 30 seconds. Data contributed by 137 people in six experiments, involving a total of 250 test sessions, indicated that on average the spectral ratio decreased as predicted (z = -4.36, p = 6 x 10-6). Another 250 control sessions conducted without observers present tested hardware, software, and analytical procedures for potential artifacts; none were identified (z = 0.43, p = 0.67).

Variables including temperature, vibration, and signal drift were also tested, and no spurious influences were identified. By contrast, factors associated with consciousness, such as meditation experience, electrocortical markers of focused attention, and psychological factors including openness and absorption significantly correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double-slit interference pattern. The results appear to be consistent with a consciousness-related interpretation of the quantum measurement problem.
I've been really excited about the series of experiments Radin has been performing over the last several years using "classic" physics experimental apparatus--first the Michelson interferometer, and now the double-slit device--to demonstrate the influence human consciousness has on quantum events. Fascinating stuff!


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Now that is awesome!! And congratulations for Dr. Radin, that's just terrific an accomplishment. I suppose quantum physics is about the only place 'consciousness research' is likely to find its way in although I was always amazed that Spottiswoode, May et al's LST stuff didn't get pushed farther so it could be be published mainstream as I expect that is more about 'human performance' than psi. I guess lack of funding!

Thanks for sharing this.
Speaking of this, you should know that Dean has an ongoing experiment on this double slit, where you can participate.
Just go to http://www.psiarcade.com/ionsresearch/
and at the bottom of the page you can log in.

I've already mentioned this to one or two people here, but didn't want to go out on the forum, because it's limited how many they can accept, only one at the time.

Meditators and remote viewers should be the right kind of folks for this.
Meditators and remote viewers should be the right kind of folks for this.
Read Dr. Radin's comments in the comments section following his January 25th post. This is exactly what his research found--experienced meditators demonstrate the strongest effects in these experiments. Talk about boosting one's brainpower!