Brain-to-Brain Interaction at a Distance Based on EEG Analysis
Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research, June 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 6
14 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018
Date Written: July 11, 2018
This article presents a summary of research conducted between 2014 and 2018 regarding the possibility of a distant mental interaction between pairs of sensorially isolated subjects. A total of 85 experimental sessions were completed, during which the EEGs of each subject of the pair were recorded (respectively called “Sender” and “Receiver”), all while the Sender was given a series of light and auditory stimuli of one second duration. Members of the pairs knew each other well and were also experienced in relaxation and meditation techniques. The cerebral response to a series of stimuli is well known and is called the ERP (Event Related Potential), but the aim of this study was to look for a possible – presumably weak – response also in the Receiver.
Specifically, we studied the possibility of applying a frequency modulated stimulus (from 10 to 18 Hz) in accordance with the Steady-State method and observing any possible distant response to the same frequency. The overall evaluation of all the experimental sessions was carried out using the Global Synchrony (GS) analysis, which effectively allowed us to observe a weak but important and totally unconscious response in the Receiver (P = 0.001), coinciding with the stimulus given to the Sender. While the normal ERP response of directly stimulated subjects (Sender) caused an average increase in the GS by about 12-18%, in the non-stimulated subjects (Receiver) this average increase was about 0.5%.
Although very weak, this effect appears to truly be associated with information transfer between two people outside any normal means of sensory communication. These results are discussed and an experimental procedure is suggested for the actual transfer of information (stimulus frequency) between the two subjects of a pair, similar to digital binary information. This type of research is deemed fundamentally important in understanding the nature of Consciousness, based on a general model of “entanglement” between two minds.
Keywords: mind-to-mind, interaction, EEG, ERP, steady-state potentials, mental entanglement, consciousness
JEL Classification: Y
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