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29 May 2012
By Dean Radin

For the last few years we have been exploring the possible role of consciousness in the physical world through an effect known as the quantum measurement problem (QMP). This refers to a curious phenomenon whereby quantum objects behave differently when they are observed than when they are not observed. It's as though the microscopic world has a "sense of being stared at," reminiscent of the prickly feeling that some people feel when someone is staring at them a little too intensely.

12 May 2012
By Cassandra Vieten

Here are some highlights from Research at IONS. I recently gave two presentations at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, which was hosted by the Mind and Life Institute and cosponsored by several other organizations including the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

20 April 2012
By Cassandra Vieten

Welcome to our second edition of Breaking News, giving you the latest updates on what's happening in Research at IONS.

4 April 2012
By Cassandra Vieten

Welcome to the first edition of IONS Breaking News, a periodic brief update coming to you directly from the research team and laboratory here at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. We're expecting new Breaking News posts to be published once or twice a month... keeping you abreast of the latest hot-off-the-presses scientific developments at IONS such as new projects, funding, publications, speaking engagements, and interesting findings.

15 October 2011
By Cassandra Vieten

29 August 2011
By Cassandra Vieten

In Dan Brown’s new book The Lost Symbol, the fictional character Katherine Solomon mentions “universal consciousness,” which is an ongoing topic of interest at the real-life Institute of Noetic Sciences.

24 December 2010
By Cassandra Vieten

So, I posted this article on my Huffington Post blog Friday morning and by Friday evening it had received nearly 1000 views and 250 comments. It spent several days in Huff Po's “Most Popular” section…

It’s been so interesting to read the comments – now nearly 900. I don’t think I’ve ever been flamed by so many strangers! But for the most part, I’m enjoying the debate.

15 December 2010
By Cassandra Vieten

Later in this article, I'm going to use an example that will involve a garden, a sailboat, a running man, or a train. Can you accurately guess which one? In a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP) Cornell psychology professor Daryl Bem has published an article that suggests you can, more often than you might expect just by chance.

3 October 2010
By Dean Radin


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