Exploring Brain-to-Brain Interaction at a Distance: A Global or Differential Relationship?
18 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2017 Last revised: 17 May 2018
Date Written: May 14, 2018
Backgound: 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 isolated subjects, one of whom was stimulated with light and sounds.
In this new study we have used the method of the steady-state stimulus (visual and auditory) given at the frequencies of 10, 12 and 14 Hz in order to answer the following questions: - What is the relationship between the power of the EEG response in the stimulated partner and that of the other isolated partner?
Is the relationship between the EEG activities of the stimulated and the isolated partner 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 partner?
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 twenty pairs of subjects, we found an overall increase in the correlation among the EEG channels of the isolated partners, therefore confirming the previous research.
Furthermore, we did not find any correlation between the correlation strength among the EEG channels of the stimulated partner and that observed in the non-stimulated partner, suggesting that this physical characteristic cannot be transferred between isolated partners; but we did find that the correlation among the EEG channels of the isolated distant partners changed not only globally, but also when the frequencies perceived by the stimulated partners were outside the Alpha band, suggesting that this neurophysiological mental connection at a distance may be differentiated.
Keywords: EEG, Interaction at a Distance, Generalized Quantum Theory, Steady-State Potentials
JEL Classification: I
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