Institute of Noetic Sciences

Inspired by Science, Transformed by Experience

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) is a research center and direct-experience lab specializing in the intersection of science and profound human experience.

Harvest the Wisdom of Life's Experiences

Conscious Aging

A live, online workshop inspiring new perspectives on aging. Starts October 17th!

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Understanding How Mind-based Techniques Impact the Body

Revolutionary New Method Patented by IONS Scientist

Dr. Garret Yount patents an easy-to-use oral rinse to harvest RNA, DNA’s essential partner in gene expression and regulation.

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Noetic Global Gathering

Is There a Noetic Approach to Climate Change?

Join us online November 8th for this free interactive discussion of how the IONS community can come together and address climate change.

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Inspired by Science, Transformed by Experience
Conscious Aging
Revolutionary New Method Patented by IONS Scientist
Is There a Noetic Approach to Climate Change?

There is more to this world — and you — than meets the eye.

A scientific view of our inner experiences

Science has profoundly changed the way we view reality, but there is so much more waiting to be discovered. A more complete understanding of our world requires a more advanced set of tools and practices. IONS uses scientific exploration and personal discovery to push beyond the current limits of human knowledge.

Inspired by a profound experience of personal discovery, Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell created IONS in 1973 to explore the interplay between scientific knowledge and inner knowing.

Today, we have the world’s largest team of multidisciplinary scientists conducting research on frontier topics in consciousness and its impact in our lives.

Explore Our Experiments, Expand Your Perspective

We research outer limits and inner spaces to reveal a deeper understanding of the interconnected nature of reality and extend our capacities as humans.

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