John Valentino | Consilience in Mind-Matter Interaction(s)

Experiments using Random Event Generators (REGs) have consistently shown an empirically observable interaction between “subjective” aspects of human consciousness (such as, e.g. intention, meaning, expectation, shared experience) and the measured outcome of physical processes (e.g. photon scattering, electron tunneling, thermal noise, radioactive decay, etc.) that conventional quantum mechanics describes as fundamentally random. The effects observed in these experiments and their applications tend to reveal a number of interesting properties not commonly observed elsewhere in the physical sciences:

• Non-locality in space and time (with apparent room for retrocausation)

• “Goal-Seeking” causality that acts agnostic to mechanism and physical substrate

• Response to experimenter and participant psychology and expectations

• Coordination of observed outcomes based on situational meaning

After a brief overview of some of these properties and their relevance, we will look for consilience between the so-called “PK” or “influence” effect in REG applications and other consciousness-related anomalies such as remote viewing, healing, telepathy, and precognition. We will then explore the possibility that all such phenomena can be re-described in terms of a single effect and use clues from across disciplines and experimental outcomes to ascertain details about its structure and behavior.

We will share a short list of possible implications for other disciplines ranging from biology to entrepreneurship, experimental design with psi, and managing anomalies in one’s own life.

Bio: John Valentino worked for several years at the PEAR laboratory, where he conducted experiments in mind-matter interaction using Random Event Generators, and then was co-founder of Psyleron, a company that makes REG hardware devices and software available to researchers and members of the public. John has a graduate degree in engineering from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Lehigh University. He has been a board member of ICRL and a Council member and Chief Operating Officer of the SSE.

Published on November 22, 2019