Can our Mind Emit Light? Mental Entanglement at Distance with a Photomultiplier

21 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2015 Last revised: 8 Aug 2015

Date Written: July 1, 2015


With two pre-registered confirmatory studies we aimed at investigating if focused mental entanglement (ME) by five selected participants, could increase the number of photons detected every half second by a photomultiplier located at the Rhine Research Center, North Carolina, USA, approximately 7.330 km far from the participants’ location.

In the first experiment, the comparisons between ten periods of five minutes of ME and ten control periods recorded before and after the ME, revealed only a difference between the control periods recorded after the ME and those recorded before the ME.

An exploratory analysis of the trend of the photons count revealed a sort of cumulative effect of ME lasting half an hour.

In the second experiment, this cumulative effect of ME was not observed. However the comparison between the pre-ME, post-ME and the control periods in the two experiments, revealed an increase of approximately 5% of photons detected in the bursts exceeding 6 standard deviations from the average count in the post-ME periods with respect to the pre-ME and the control periods. Furthermore it was observed a correlation between the mean of photons per minute obtained in the post-ME periods of the two experiments.

We discuss how ME can generate and act on photons at distance.

Keywords: mental interaction at distance, biophotons, photomultiplier.

Suggested Citation

Tressoldi, Patrizio E. and Pederzoli, Luciano and Ferrini, Alessandro and Matteoli, Marzio and Melloni, Simone and Kruth, John, Can our Mind Emit Light? Mental Entanglement at Distance with a Photomultiplier (July 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Patrizio E. Tressoldi (Contact Author)

Università di Padova ( email )

via Venezia 8
Padova, 35131


Luciano Pederzoli

EvanLab ( email )

Via dei Ricci, 22
Impruneta, Firenze 50023

Alessandro Ferrini

EvanLab ( email )


Marzio Matteoli

EvanLab ( email )


Simone Melloni

EvanLab ( email )


John Kruth

Rhine Research Center ( email )

2741 Campus Walk Avenue
Building 500
Durham, NC 27705
United States

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