Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Confirmatory Study

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Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova

Luciano Pederzoli

University of Padova

Marco Bilucaglia

EvanLab; IULM University

Patrizio Caini

EvanLab

Pasquale Fedele

LiquidWeb

Alessandro Ferrini

EvanLab

Simone Melloni

EvanLab

Diana Richeldi

EvanLab

Florentina Richeldi

EvanLab

Agostino Accardo

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture

Date Written: March 7, 2014

Abstract

This study reports the results of a confirmatory experiment testing the hypothesis that it is possible to detect coincidences of a sequence of events (silence-signal) of different length, by analyzing the EEG activity of two human partners spatially separated when one member of the pair receives the stimulation and the second one is connected only mentally with the first.

Seven selected participants with a long friendship and a capacity to maintain a focused mental concentration, were divided into two groups located in two different laboratories approximately 190 km apart. Each participant acted both as a “stimulated” and as a “mentally connected” pair for a total of twenty sessions overall.

The offline analysis of EEG activity using a special classification algorithm based on a support vector machine, detected the coincidences in the sequence of events of the stimulation protocol between the EEG activity of the “stimulated” and the “mentally connected” pairs.

Furthermore the correlation of the power spectra of the five EEG frequency bands between each of the twenty pairs of data was analyzed using a bootstrap procedure.

The overall percentage of coincidences out of 88 events was 78.4% and the statistically significant average correlations between the EEG alpha and gamma bands among the pairs of participants, which confirmed the results observed in the pilot study, support the hypothesis that it is possible to connect two brains and hence two minds at distance.

Keywords: BCI; brain-to-brain interaction; entanglement; support vector machines

Suggested Citation

Tressoldi, Patrizio E. and Pederzoli, Luciano and Bilucaglia, Marco and Caini, Patrizio and Fedele, Pasquale and Ferrini, Alessandro and Melloni, Simone and Richeldi, Diana and Richeldi, Florentina and Accardo, Agostino, Brain-to-Brain (Mind-to-Mind) Interaction at Distance: A Confirmatory Study (March 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2444760 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2444760

Patrizio E. Tressoldi (Contact Author)

Università di Padova ( email )

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Italy

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Luciano Pederzoli

University of Padova ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio
Padova, 2-35122
Italy

Marco Bilucaglia

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

IULM University ( email )

Milan
Italy

Patrizio Caini

EvanLab ( email )

Firenze
Italy

Pasquale Fedele

LiquidWeb ( email )

Viale Cesare Maccari
Siena, 53100
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

Agostino Accardo

University of Trieste - Department of Engineering and Architecture ( email )

Via Alfonso Valerio 6/1
TRIESTE, 34127
Italy

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