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Double-Slit Experiment

Experimental Tests of the Role of Consciousness in the Physical World

Principal Investigator
Dean Radin, PhD
Co-Investigators
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

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