SSE Talks – Dean Radin – Consciousness, Photons, and Reality 4/5


Gazing at the Minds Eye


IONS Senior Scientist Dean Radin summarizes two experiments 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.

About the Author(s):

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 consciousness research 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 The Conscious Universe (Harper One, 1997) and Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006). He has appeared on television shows as diverse as Oprah, Larry King Live, and the BBCs Horizon, and has presented lectures in venues ranging from the physics department at Cambridge University to Google headquarters.

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Published on April 16, 2009