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
Previously reported experiments suggested that interference patterns generated by a double-slit optical system were perturbed by a psychophysical (i.e., mind–matter) interaction. Three new experiments were conducted to further investigate this phenomenon. A similar interaction effect was replicated in all three experiments.
by Julie Beischel, PhD, Mark Boccuzzi, Arnaud Delorme, PhD, Leena Michel, Paul J. Mills, PhD, and Dean Radin, PhD
During advanced meditative practices, unusual perceptions can arise including the sense of receiving information about unknown people who are deceased. As with meditation, this mental state of communication with the deceased involves calming mental chatter and becoming receptive to subtle feelings and sensations. Psychometric and brain electrophysiology data were collected from six individuals who had previously reported accurate information about deceased individuals under double-blind conditions.
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.