Inside the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research labwithBrenda Dunne

brenda dunne


Brenda Dunne served for 28 years as laboratory manager of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program. With Robert G. Jahn, she is coauthor of Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World, Consciousness and the Source of Reality: The PEAR Odyssey, Quirks of the Quantum Mind, and Molecular Memories. She also served as coeditor of Filters and Reflections: Perspectives on Reality and Being and Biology: Is Consciousness the Life-Force. She currently serves as president of the International Consciousness Research Lab (ICRL). Her website is

Here she describes details of the laboratory operations at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program. A range of devices were studied. Differential effects were observed between male and female operators. Operators generally reported the greatest successes occurred when they were able to enter into a state of “resonance” with the devices. She also describes the academic politics at Princeton limiting the laboratory’s activities, as well as how the lab dealt with critical detractors.

(Recorded on June 3, 2019)

Published on June 8, 2019