Nonlocal Mind: Best Updated Empirical and Theoretical Evidence


Experimental evidence


Selection criteria: only peer-reviewed cumulative evidence

Nonlocal perception:

- Baptista, J. and Derakhshani, M. (2014). Beyond the coin toss: examining the Weisman's criticisms of parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 78,1,56-79.

-Bem D, Tressoldi P, Rabeyron T and Duggan M. Feeling the future: A meta-analysis of 90 experiments on the anomalous anticipation of random future events. F1000Research 2015, 4:1188 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7177.1)

-Bierman DJ, Spottiswoode JP, Bijl A (2016) Testing for Questionable Research Practices in a Meta-Analysis: An Example from Experimental Parapsychology. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153049. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153049

Dunne B.J. and Jahn R.G. (2003). Information and Uncertainty in Remote Perception Research. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 17 (2), pp. 207–241.

Galak, J., Nelson, L.D.,  LeBoeuf, R.A., Simmons, J. (2012). Correcting the Past: Failures To Replicate Psi. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.doi: 10.1037/a0029709

- Mossbridge, J., Tressoldi, P.E. and Utts, J. (2012).Predictive physiological anticipation preceding seemingly unpredictable stimuli: a meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology 3:390. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00390.

Radin, D. I. (2011). Predicting the unpredictable: 75 years of experimental evidence. In D. Sheehan (Ed)., Frontiers of Time: Quantum retrocausation: Theory and Experiments. American Institutes of Physics.   Conference Proceedings, Volume 1408, pp. 204-217.

Sherwood S. J. and Roe C. A. (2003). Review of Dream ESP Studies Conducted Since the Maimonides Dream ESP Programme. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 10, 6–7, 85–109.

Storm, L., Tressoldi, P. E., and Di Risio, L. (2010).Meta-analyses of free-response studies 1992-2008, assessing the noise reduction model in parapsychology. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 491–494. doi: 10.1037/a0019840

-Storm, L., Tressoldi, P. E., and Di Risio, L. (2012).Meta-analysis of ESP studies, 1987–2010: assessing the success of the forced-choice design in parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 76,2, 243-274.

Storm, L., Tressoldi, P. E., and Utts, J. (2013). Testing the Storm et al. (2010) Meta-Analysis Using Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches: Reply to Rouder et al.. Psychological Bulletin,1, 248–254.

Tressoldi PE (2011). Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence: the case of non-local perception, a classical and Bayesian review of evidences. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:117. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00117

- Tressoldi, P.E. (2013). How Much Evidence Is Necessary to Define the Reality of a Phenomenon? Frequentist, Bayesian, and Quantum Modeling of Ganzfeld ESP. In Stanley Krippner, Adam J. Rock, Julie Beischel, Harris L. Friedman, Cheryl L. Fracasso (Eds), Advances in Parapsychological Research 9. McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub, 2013, pp.97-109.

Williams, B.J. (2011). Revisiting the Ganzfeld ESP Debate: A Basic Review and Assessment. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25, 4, 639–661.



Nonlocal interaction:

- Bӧsch, H., Steinkamp, F.,  Boller, E. (2006). Examining psychokinesis: The interaction of human intention with random number generators—A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 497–523.

- Nelson, R and Bancel, P. (2011). Effects of mass consciousness: changes in random data during global events.Explore, 7:373-383.

- Hodge, D.R. (2007). A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature on Intercessory Prayer. Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 2, 174-187. DOI: 10.1177/1049731506296170

- Kugel, W. (2011). A Faulty PK Meta-Analysis. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 25, 1, 47–62.

- Masters. K.S. and  Spielmans, G.I. (2007) Prayer and Health: Review, Meta-Analysis, and Research Agenda. Journal of  Behavioral Medicine, 30:329–338. DOI 10.1007/s10865-007-9106-7.

-Orme-Johnson D.W., Oates R.M. (2009). A field-theoretic view of consciousness: Reply to critics. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 23(2):139-166.

-Roe, C. A., Sonnex, C., & Roxburgh, E. C. (2014). Two Meta-Analyses of Noncontact Healing Studies. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing,11:11-23

- Schmidt, S. (2012). Can We Help Just by Good Intentions? A Meta-Analysis of Experiments on Distant Intention Effects.The Journal of Alternative And Complementary Medicine,18, 6, 529–533.DOI: 10.1089/acm.2011.0321.


Theoretical interpretations:

Selection criteria: only peer-reviewed papers.

- Beauregard, M. (2014). The Primordial Psyche. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 21(7-8), 132-157.

- Bierman, DJ (2010). Consciousness induced restoration of time symmetry (CIRTS). A psychophysical theoretical perspective. Journal of Parapsychology, 24, 273-300.

-Carminati Galli, G., Martin, F and Carminati F. (2017). A Very Simple Quantum Model of
Mind and Matter. NeuroQuantology, 15,2,186-199.

Facco, E., Lucangeli, D. and Tressoldi, P.E. (2017). On the Science of Consciousness: epistemological reflections and clinical implications. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing.

- Hameroff, S. (2012). How quantum brain biology can rescue conscious free will. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6:93.

- Hameroff, S. (2014).Consciousness, free will and quantum brain biology. The ORCH OR Teory.Proceedings of the 10th Bial Foundations Symposium, "Behind and Beyond the Brain", 145-184.

- Jahn, R. and Dunne, B.J. (2008). Change the rules!. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 22, 2, 193–213

-Keppler, J. (2016). On the Universal Mechanism Underlying Conscious Systems and the Foundations for a Theory of Consciousness. Open Journal of Philosophy, 6, 346-367.

-Klein, S. (2014). The Two Selves. Oxford University Press.

- von Lucadou, W., & Romer, H. (2007). Synchronistic phenomena as entanglement correlations in generalized quantum theory. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14(4), 50-74.

-Maier, M. and Buechner, V. (2016). Time and Consciousness. InAnticipation Across Disciplines. Mihai Nadin (Ed). SpringerVerlag

-May, E. C., & Marwaha, S. B. (2015). Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science. Volume 2. Praeger, CA.

-Marwaha, S. B., & May, E. C. (2015). A Refutation of the Dualist Perspective in Psi Research. Journal of Consciousness Studies,22(5-6), 70-95.

- Mossbridge, J. A., Tressoldi, P., Utts, J., Ives, J. A., Radin, D., & Jonas, W. B. (2014). Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:146.
- Nader, T. (2015). Consciousness is all there is: a mathematical approach with applications. International Journal of Mathematics and Consciousness, 1,1-65
-Shoup, R. (2011). Understanding Retrocausality: Can a message be sent to the past?. In Daniel P. Sheehan (Ed) Quantum Retrocausation: Theory and Experiments. AIP Conf. Proc. 1408, pp. 255-278;
-Marwaha, S. B., & May, E. C. (2016). Precognition: The Only Form of Psi?. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(3-4), 76-100.
-Tarlacı, S., Pregnolato, M. (2015). Quantum neurophysics: From non-living matter to quantum neurobiology and psychopathology, Int. J. Psychophysiol.

- Taylor, J. (2014). The nature of precognition. Journal of Parapsychology,78(1), 19-38.

Theise, N.D. and Kafatos, M.C. (2016). Fundamental awareness: A framework for integrating science, philosophy and metaphysics. Communicative & Integrative Biology,9 , 3.

- Tressoldi, P. E. (2013). Does System1 Process Both Local and Nonlocal Information in Intuitive Judgment and Decision Making? Evidence and a Research Agenda Proposal. Psychology, 1, 798-803.

-Tressoldi, P.E., Facco, E. and Lucangeli, D. (2016). Emergence of qualia from brain activity or from an interaction of proto-consciousness with the brain: which one is the weirder? Available evidence and a research agenda. ScienceOpen Research. DOI: 10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-SOCSCI.AY054B.v1

- Walach, H. Römer, H. (2011). Generalized Entanglement - A Nonreductive Option for a Phenomenologically Dualist and Ontologically Monist View of Consciousness. In Walach, Harald; Schmidt, Stefan; Jonas, Wayne B. (Eds.) Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality. Springer Science.

-Walach, H., vonLucadou, W. and Römer, H. (2014).Parapsychological Phenomena as Examples of Generalized Nonlocal Correlations—A Theoretical Framework.Journal of Scientific Exploration, 28, 4, 605–631.

- Walach, H. (2014). Mind -Matter interaction. On the rollercoaster from data to theory and back again. Proceedings of the 10th Bial Foundations Symposium, "Behind and Beyond the Brain", 85-114.

Walach, H, Tressoldi, P. & Pederzoli, L. (2016). Mental, behavioural and physiological nonlocal correlations within the Generalized Quantum Theory framework. Axiomathes: doi10.1007/s10516-016-9290-6

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