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Gazing at the Mind's Eye
May 09, 2009 at 4:19 PM EST | D. Radin


Dean Radin


Two experiments were conducted to explore the nature of the mind's eye. In one, an eyetracking system was used to test whether seers could "see" the future. In another, meditators and non-meditators were asked to use their mind's eye to perceive a beam of photons in a distant, light-tight optical apparatus. Both experiments provided intriguing glimpses of the role of the human mind in weaving the fabric of reality. A third experiment, still under way, is designed to test whether the mind’s eye can influence the speed of light.


Dean Radin, PhD, has been Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences since 2001. He also holds an adjunct appointment at Sonoma State University and is on the Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School. His initial career as a concert violinist was diverted into science after earning a Masters degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. For a decade he worked on advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories; for over two decades years he has focused on consciousnessresearch at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, and three Silicon Valley think-tanks, including SRI International, where he worked on a classified program investigating psi phenomena for the US government. He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and several books including the bestselling TheConscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997) and Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006). He has appeared on television shows as diverse as Oprah, Larry King Live, and the BBC’s Horizon, and has presented lectures in venues ranging from the physics department at Cambridge University to Google headquarters.




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