Research Projects

Global Consciousness Project

Dean Radin, PhD, Peter Bancel, PhD, Roger Nelson, PhD
Status: Complete

The Global Consciousness Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists, engineers, artists, and others. Data has been continuously collected from a global network of physical random number generators located in 65 host sites around the world. The archive contains more than 10 years of random data in parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials every second.

The purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. The researchers predict structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events. When millions of people share intentions and emotions the GCP/EGG network data show meaningful departures from expectation. This is a powerful finding based in solid science.

More than a decade after its inception, the GCP continues to develop. There are over 60 active eggs in the network, in Europe, the US, Canada, India, Fiji, New Zealand, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Africa, Thailand, South America, Australia. The researchers hypothesize that their instrument (the network of “eggs”) will show anomalous deviations associated with Global Events when there is widespread participation or reaction to the event.

After testing 500 formally defined events over the nearly 20-year history of this project, the odds against chance for the outcome was above a trillion to 1. This indicates that something happened, but firmly establishing the nature of that something is not yet clear. One interpretation is that aspects of the physical world was indeed affected by unusual moments of focused collective consciousness. Another interpretation is that the experimenters blindly selected events that just happened to correlate with deviations in randomness. Ongoing research on collective consciousness seeks to clarify which of these, or other interpretations, best describes the data.

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Principal Investigator(s): Roger Nelson
Co-investigator(s): Peter A. Bancel, PhD
Key Collaborator(s): Dean Radin, PhD

We would like to acknowledge the following for supporting this project: Richard and Connie Adams, Marjorie Bancel, Michael Breland, Anna Capasso, Joseph Giove, Lewis Hollander, J Z K, Inc, Yong-Hwan Kim, The Laura Jane Musser Fund, The Rai Corporation, Alex Tsakiris, John Walker, Richard Wallace, Jim Warren,and Hans Wendt

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