Experimental Tests of the Role of Consciousness in the Physical World
- Principal Investigator
- Dean Radin, PhD
- Leena Michel, Arnaud Delorme, PhD
- Key Collaborators
- Robert Richenbach, Paul Wendland, James Johnston
This long-term, multi-phase project is exploring the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. Phase I successfully replicated a previously reported experiment investigating the role of observation on the amount of interference produced by a double-slit optical system. Phase II is investigating a similar hypothesis using a single-photon double-slit system. And Phase III is investigating new methodologies for conducting this type of experiment.
>> Read a paper about these experiments published in Physics Essays, May 2012: "Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments" (PDF download)
>> Learn more and participate in this double-slit experiment online.
We would like to acknowledge the following for supporting this project:
The Bial Foundation, the Mental Insight Foundation, the Fetzer-Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust, the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation, Inc., and Richard and Connie Adams