Participate in IONS Research

To further our scientific research, we often invite individuals like you to participate in our research and experiments.

Mind-Matter Interaction

Missing Photon StudyIONS is looking for volunteers to participate in a scientific study investigating mind-matter interactions. Previous experiments suggest that focusing mental attention toward a laser beam reduced the beam’s intensity. The present experiment explores what happened to the “missing photons” associated with the decline in illumination. One possibility is that focused attention might slightly deflect the beam, causing some photons to scatter from their original trajectory.

The experimental task lasts about 40 minutes. You will be asked to focus your attention toward a laser beam while attempting to block the beam with your mind. Real-time feedback about the laser beam intensity is provided on a computer screen to help you concentrate.

Participation is voluntary. We do not offer financial compensation for participation in this study.

If you are interested in participating, please click the button below to apply.

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We will get back to you if you are eligible for the study.

What Is Your Noetic Signature?

Noetic SignatureThere are lots of words to describe it… clairvoyance, telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, psi, psychic, channeling, extended human capacities, anomalous information reception… the list goes on and on. And not many people feel comfortable talking about it. Help us learn more about how people experience the phenomenon that we describe as accessing and/or expressing information and energy not limited by space and time. We are conducting a study to learn more about the diversity of these experiences.

To be eligible for the study you need to be:

  • An English speaking adult aged 18 years or older.
  • Have had an experience of accessing and/or expressing information or energy not limited by space and time.

The study includes answering four open-ended questions about your experience. We anticipate the survey to take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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Telephone Telepathy

A Research Project by IONS Fellow Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Telephone TelepathyMany people have had the experience of thinking about a particular person, for no apparent reason, and then the phone rings and that person is on the line. Generally such calls are from familiar people like close friends and family members. These seemingly telepathic experiences with telephones are very common.

Dr. Sheldrake has developed a simple, easy to use, automated test that works on cell phones in the US, Canada, the UK, and Italy. It is free and can be done at any time. You register online here, giving the names and numbers of two people you know well, who will be your callers in this test. The registration link gives full instructions and details.

You will receive your score at the end of each test, which involves six short calls randomly spread out over about one hour.

Dr. Sheldrake is keen to know if people can get better with practice. Also, does it work better after you have been meditating? Or after other practices that help you increase your intuition? Do please have a go at the test, and see if you can find ways of improving your score. If you can do this, please send Dr. Sheldrake an email describing how you did it.

Test Your Telepathy

Women's Intuition: Is It Really a "Thing?"

A Research Project by IONS Fellow Julia Mossbridge, PhD

Dr. Mossbridge is conducting a research study to determine if reproductive hormones have complex effects on precognition. Her preliminary research suggests there may be a link, but she needs more data to determine whether this is correct.

If you or someone you know is a young woman between 18 and 35 (inclusive) who is interested in participating in psi research and has 15 minutes to fill out a questionnaire, download the Psi3 smartphone application onto your iPhone (must have an iPhone), and play the “Hidden Gurus” prediction game at least 5 times in a row (it’s fast). If you or someone you know fits this profile, please click the button below to learn more about this study.

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Got Psi?

Many people have had precognitive dreams or successful intuitive hunches and ask themselves: Do I have psychic or psi abilities?

GotPsi is a simple way to explore these abilities through a suite of psi tests based on techniques similar to those used in more formal laboratory experiments. The tests are fun (and valid) and you’ll get immediate feedback about your performance. There are also various “Halls of Fame” where you can compare your performance with others.

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