Leena Michel is a research assistant at IONS. Please use the Research link in the left menu to see research projects that Leena has been involved with.
- Project Staff “Psychophysiology of Spiritual Transmission” 2011 - 2012
- Co-Investigator “Double-Slit Experiment” 2008
- Project Staff “Psychophysiological Correlates of Nondual States of Awareness” 2008
by Arnaud Delorme, PhD, Karla Galdamez, Leena Michel, Dean Radin, PhD, Robert Rickenbach, and Paul Wendland
A double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wavefunction. Each test session consisted of 40 counterbalanced attention-toward and attention-away epochs, and data was contributed by 137 people in six experiments, involving a total of 250 test sessions. The results appear to be consistent with a consciousness-related interpretation of the quantum measurement problem.
Advanced meditators occasionally report experiences of timelessness, or states of awareness that seem to transcend the usual boundaries of the subjective present. This study investigates this awareness in eight experienced meditators and eight matched controls by measuring 32 channels of EEG before, during, and after exposure to unpredictable light and sound stimuli.