Strange Link between Mind and Quantum Physics Confirmed by New Experiments

If you follow current research in consciousness studies you've probably heard about an extraordinary series of experiments conducted by Dean Radin Ph.D. and his colleagues at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

These experiments, presented in the video below, suggest that human attention alone can reliably affect the wave distribution of photons traveling through an array. 

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Radin and his colleagues used a number of different experimental paradigms to explore the effect in various ways. They found that, even under highly controlled conditions, this strange mind over matter effect persisted. 

Perhaps the most interesting finding was that certain individuals proved to be significantly more successful at influencing the photons' behaviour. The unique factor in these individuals was that almost all of them were highly experienced in either meditation or some kind of attentional training.  

Since Radin presented these findings at the Science of Consciousness conference they have gained quite a bit of attention. They seem to suggest that mind is continuous with the world in a way that poses a serious challenge to the assumption that mind/consciousness is insignificant to the structure of reality.

The only problem was that the effect had not yet been replicated by independent scientists. That was, until now.

In recently published experiments, conducted by the physicist Gabriel Guerrer Ph.D. at the University of São Paulo, the apparent mind over matter effect has been observed once again, and with similarly high statistical significance.

Just as observed previously by Radin and his colleagues, Guerrer also found that participants are able reduce the wave distribution of photons in a double-slit system, simply by directing their attention towards it.

According to Guerrer, this effect points to
"a not yet mapped form of interaction between a conscious agent and a physical system"

Read Guerrer's full published report on these experiments here.