Brain-to-Brain Interaction at a Distance: A Global or Differential Relationship?
18 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2017 Last revised: 28 Dec 2019
Date Written: August 26, 2017
Background: The main objective of this exploratory study was a confirmation of the results obtained by Giroldini et al, 2016, relative to the possibility of identifying a long-distance connection between the EEG activities of two totally sensory shielded subjects, one of whom was stimulated with light and sounds.
Furthermore, this study sought to answer the following questions:
- What is the relationship between the power of the EEG signal in the stimulated partner and that of the other distant partner?
- Is the relationship between the EEG activities of the stimulated and distant isolated partners global (i.e., an undifferentiated response), or is it differentiated and thus displays variations depending on the characteristics of the stimulation applied to the stimulated pair?
Methods: Five adults chosen for their experience in mind control techniques and their mutual friendships took part in this study. Each participant took turns in being both the stimulated partner and the isolated non-stimulated partner with each of the others, making a total of 20 pair combinations. The stimulated partner received three blocks of 32 visual-auditory stimulations lasting 1 second modulated at 10 Hz, 12 Hz, and 14 Hz respectively, with a constant inter-stimulus interval of 4 seconds. The EEG activity of each pair was recorded at 128 samples/sec over 14 channels and analyzed by measuring traditional steady-state potentials and the Pearson’s linear correlation between all possible signal pairs with an innovative algorithm.
Results: From the results of the twenty pairs, we found an increase in the correlation among the
EEG channels of the isolated distant partners, corresponding to frequencies of the steady-state visual and auditory potentials used for the stimulated partner. Furthermore, we did not find a correlation between the response intensity elicited in the stimulated partners and that observed in the non-stimulated one suggesting that this physical characteristic cannot be transferred between isolated partners.
Discussion: A mental connection at distance can allow connection of informational rather than physical characteristics of the shared signals.
Keywords: EEG, Interaction at a distance, Generalized Quantum Theory, Steady-state potentials
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