Eccles's Model of Mind-Brain Interaction and Psychokinesis: A Preliminary Study
Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 5, N. 2 pp 145-161 (1991) under the title "Eccles's Model of Mind-Brain Interaction and Psychokinesis: a Preliminary Study", published by the Society for Scientific Exploration
17 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Date Written: April 30, 1991
The relationship between mind and brain in discussed from the opposite materialist and dualist perspectives. In the Eccles's hypothesis a very weak psychokinetic (PK) action of will on a few specific neurons could determine remarkable changes in brain activity. Starting from this idea, an electronic circuit based on a Random Signal Generator was made. Twenty-seven subjects attempted to mentally influence the RSG in a double optical and acoustic feedback. The PK experiments gave a significant result (P < 10-5) whereas 35 control-experiments without subjects were non-significant. EEG analysis showed that the Alpha and Beta rhythms of subjects were higher during the PK-hitting than in the PK-missing trials.
Keywords: Psychokinesis, Eccles, brain mind interaction, eeg, Alpha, Beta
JEL Classification: I10
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