Psychic phenomena involve two mysteries. The first is that the mind appears to have access to information unbound by the ordinary senses or the everyday constraints of space and time. The second is that the mind seems to be able to directly influence matter from a distance. Quantum mechanics has the same two mysteries. In this domain the first is called "nonlocality" and the second is known as the "observer" effect. Are these shared mysteries merely a coincidence, or do they suggest a common source? Two theoretical approaches will be discussed, along with supporting experimental results.
Dean Radin, M.S., Ph.D., is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned a B.S. (electrical engineering, magna cum laude with honors in physics), and then an M.S. (electrical engineering) and a Ph.D. (psychology) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the IONS research staff in 2001, Radin worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He has given over 600 talks and interviews worldwide, and is author or coauthor of over 300 scientific and popular articles, four dozen book chapters and Forewords, two technical books, and four popular books translated into 15 foreign languages.
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