Dean Radin, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences
The hypothesis that consciousness collapses the quantum wavefunction was tested using a double-slit optical system. The principal measurement was the ratio of double-slit to single-slit spectral power associated with the interference pattern. The consciousness collapse hypothesis predicted that this ratio would decrease when participants focused their attention towards the optical system, as compared to when they withdrew their attention. Six experiments were conducted to test various aspects of the hypothesis. Each study consisted of 40 counterbalanced attention-towards and attention-away periods, with each period lasting from 15 to 30 seconds. Results combined over a total of 250 test sessions indicated that the ratio decreased in accordance with the hypothesis.
SAND 2011 is a journey and exploration of the nature of awareness
from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy,
phenomenology, psychology and direct experience. Hear presentations of
world-renowned quantum physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors
like John Hagelin, Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf,
Menas Kafatos, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn
Vaughan-Lee, Jeff Foster and many more, over this four-day
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time
and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now,
infinity… SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of
time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions,
philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
Dean Radin Ph.D.
Dean Radin, Ph.D. is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. His original career track as a concert violinist shifted into science after earning a BSEE degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude and with honors in physics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
For a decade he worked on advanced telecommunications R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories. For over two decades he has been engaged in consciousness research. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, and several Silicon Valley think-tanks, including Interval Research Corporation and SRI International, where he worked on a classified program investigating psychic 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 (HarperOne, 1997) and Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006). His technical articles have appeared in journals ranging from Foundations of Physics to Psychological Bulletin, he was featured in a New York Times Magazine article, and he has appeared on television shows ranging from the BBC's Horizon and PBS's Closer to Truth to Oprah and Larry King Live.
He has presented over a hundred invited lectures at universities including Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Virginia Tech, and University of California at Davis, at industrial facilities including Google headquarters, and for US government organizations including DARPA and the US Navy. In 2010, he spent a month lecturing in India as the National Visiting Professor of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, a program in the Indian government's Ministry of Human Resource Development.