Experimental Tests of the Role of Consciousness in the Physical World
This long-term, multi-phase project explored 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.
Co-investigator: Leena Michel
Key Collaborator(s): Robert Richenbach, Paul Wendland, James Johnston, Karla Galdamez
Radin, D., Michel, L., Delorme, A. (2016) Psychophysical modulation of fringe visibility in a distant double-slit optical system. Physics Essays. 29 (1), 14-22.
Radin, D. Michel, L., Delorme, A. (2015) Reassessment of an independent verification of psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern. Physics Essays. 28 (4), 415-416.
Radin, D., Michel, L., Pierce, A., Delorme, A. (2015) Psychophysical interactions with a single-photon double-slit optical system. Quantum Biosystems. 6 (1), 82-98.
Radin, D., Delorme, A., Michel, L., Johnston, J. (2013). Psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern: Experiments and a model. Physics Essays. 26 (4), 553-566.
Radin, D., Michel, L, Wendland, P., Rickenbach, R., Delorme, A., Galdamez, K. (2012). Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments. Physics Essays, 25 (2), 157-171.
Radin, D. (2008). Testing nonlocal observation as a source of intuitive knowledge. Explore. 4(1), 25-35.
We would like to acknowledge the following for supporting this project: The Bial Foundation, the Mental Insight Foundation, the Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation, Inc., and Richard and Connie Adams, the Hittman Family Foundation, the Emerald Gate Charitable Foundation