Mind-Matter Interaction at a Distance of 190 km: Effects on a Random Event Generator Using a Cutoff Method

NeuroQuantology 2014; 3: 337-343

7 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last revised: 10 Oct 2014

Date Written: April 14, 2014

Abstract

We used a new method to test whether subjects could influence the activity of a distant random event generator (REG). In a pilot study, participants selected for their strong motivation and capacity to control their mental activity were requested to alter the functioning of a REG, located in a laboratory approximately 190 km so as to achieve a deviation of ± 1.65 standard scores from the expected mean, during sessions lasting approximately 90 seconds. The predefined cutoff was achieved in 78% of 50 experimental sessions compared to 48% of the control sessions. This study was replicated with a pre-registered confirmatory study involving thirty-four participants selected according the same criteria as in the pilot study. Each participant contributed three sessions completed in three different days giving a total of 102 sessions. The same number of control sessions was carried out. The percentage of the experimental sessions which achieved the predefined cutoff was 82.3% out of 102, compared to 13.7% for the control ones. We discuss the opportunities for exploiting this method as a mental telecommunication device.

Keywords: mind-matter; random events generator; interaction at distance; telecommunication

Suggested Citation

Tressoldi, Patrizio E. and Pederzoli, Luciano and Caini, Patrizio and Ferrini, Alessandro and Melloni, Simone and Richeldi, Diana and Richeldi, Florentina and Duma, Gian Marco, Mind-Matter Interaction at a Distance of 190 km: Effects on a Random Event Generator Using a Cutoff Method (April 14, 2014). NeuroQuantology 2014; 3: 337-343. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423702 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423702

Patrizio E. Tressoldi (Contact Author)

Università di Padova ( email )

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Padova, 35131
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.patriziotressoldi.it

Luciano Pederzoli

University of Padova ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio
Padova, 2-35122
Italy

Patrizio Caini

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Alessandro Ferrini

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Simone Melloni

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Diana Richeldi

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Florentina Richeldi

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Gian Marco Duma

University of Padua ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
Padova, 35122
Italy

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