Dean Radin

Dean Radin is an American scientist known for innovative experiments in the study of consciousness and psi phenomena. He is the author of accessible books about parapsychology: The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006) and Supernormal (2013). His work has attracted criticism from skeptics of psi but has also found support in the scientific community.

Radin is currently chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies.  He has been widely interviewed and gives talks for popular, scientific, business and government organizations around the world. Videos of his presentations on YouTube have received more than a million views.

Life and Career

Dean Radin was born on February 29, 1952 to Jerome and Hilda Radin.  His father was a commercial artist, sculptor and fine artist, who also earned five advanced degrees in English literature, philosophy and law. His mother was one of the women named ‘Rosie the Riveters’, who worked in factories during WWII: she was a welder and built the metal frame for gliders.

Radin trained as a classical violinist, and played professionally for five years. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) with a degree in electrical engineering, magna cum laude with senior honors in physics and a masters in electrical engineering focusing on cybernetics and control systems from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In 1979 he was awarded a PhD in psychology, also from UIUC. For his dissertation he developed and tested what he claims may have been the first computer-based, artificial-intelligence enhanced, touch typing training system.1

He then worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories (1979-1986) (now Bell Labs) and later at GTE Laboratories (1990-1993) (now Verizon) on advanced telecommunications R&D. At Bell Labs he helped design human interfaces for network operations centers in the US and Japan, and he developed rapid prototyping systems for complex human-computer interfaces (before there were personal computers). At GTE he studied ways to enhance brainstorming and creativity in industry.

During his time at Bell Labs, Radin also started to publish some of his psi experiments, then to present his work at the annual meetings of the Parapsychological Association and the Society for Scientific Exploration.  He eventually gained appointments at Princeton University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Nevada, Interval Research Corporation, and SRI International, which at the time was conducting classified research on psychic phenomena for the US government (see Remote Viewing).

In 2001, he joined the staff at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). He has also held a volunteer faculty position in the psychology department at Sonoma State University, served on dissertation committees at Saybrook University and at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he is currently Distinguished Professor of Transpersonal and Integral Psychology.

He served as president of the Parapsychological Association in 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2005. He has been co-editor-in-chief of the journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing since 2009.

He is author or co-author of over 250 scientific, technical, and popular articles, three dozen book chapters, and four popular books including the award-winning and bestselling The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006), Supernormal (2013), which won a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, and the forthcoming Real Magic (2018). These books have been translated into fourteen foreign languages.

Radin’s over 80 scientific articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals ranging from Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Consciousness Studies; he was featured in a New York Times Magazine article; and he has appeared on dozens of television shows ranging from the BBC’s Horizon to  PBS's Closer to Truth. He has given over 400 interviews and talks, including invited presentations at Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Princeton, and the Sorbonne, for industries including Google and Johnson & Johnson, for US government organizations including the US Navy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and DARPA, and for government and business organizations in India, Malaysia, and Australia.2

Beliefs and Motivations

Radin was raised agnostically Jewish and holds no religious beliefs. He maintains a daily meditation practice for its health benefits.

As a child, Radin writes, he felt ‘overriding fascination about the outer limits of inner space – the depths and capacities of the human mind’.3 He read widely in mythology, eastern and western psychology, and science fiction, and in his early teens, as his interests in science and engineering continued to grow, he started to carry out experiments on hypnosis and psi phenomena. He writes:

My interest in psi was originally motivated out of a child's intuitive sense that the mind is far more mysterious and powerful than we know. Through education and experience I've also come to appreciate that these experiences are also responsible for most of the greatest inventions, artistic and scientific achievements, creative insights, and religious epiphanies throughout history.

Understanding this realm of human experience thus offers more than mere academic interest – it touches upon the very best that the human intellect and spirit have had to offer. I discovered while working on these topics that I enjoy the challenge of exploring the frontiers of science, and that I am comfortable tolerating the ambiguity of not knowing the ‘right answer’, which is a constant companion at the frontier.4

Radin acknowledges that most people who claim to have unfailingly accurate psychic abilities are probably delusional, mentally ill or fraudulent. But he has become convinced by the accumulation of empirical evidence – gathered by himself and by other qualified scientists, under well-controlled conditions and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals – that some such claims are genuine, and that there are important aspects of the prevailing scientific worldview that are seriously incomplete.5

Research

Radin has carried out experiments, alone and in collaboration with other scientists, studying mind-matter interaction (using optical systems and random event generators), distant healing, telepathy, presentiment, and mediumship.  He has also taken part in ‘field consciousness’ research that suggests that the mental response of millions of people to dramatic world events can influence the environment.  

Some examples of Radin’s experiments are as follows:

Presentiment

Anecdotal and experimental evidence exists to support the idea of precognition, that humans may in certain circumstances – notably dreams and trance states – access knowledge of future events. (See Presentiment.)  From this comes the idea of presentiment, that we constantly (and unconsciously) scan our future and prepare to respond to it. In 1997 Radin began to investigate this, adapting a commonly used method in psychology experiments in which a subject is exposed to an external stimulus – such as an image flashed on a computer screen – and any resulting unconscious arousal of their nervous system is identified by measuring changes in skin conductance.

Typically, such arousal is observed as a result of exposure to emotive images but not to calm ones. Radin hypothesized that if presentiment occurs, arousal will occur seconds before the subject is exposed to the image.  He briefly showed participants photographs, selected by a random process, that were variously emotive (erotic or violent) or calm (landscapes, nature scenes). In an initial experiment, the presentiment effect was observed with odds against chance of 500-1. The combined results of four experiments were 125,000 to one in favour of a genuine presentiment effect.6

As is now generally always the case in parapsychology the experiments were double-blind, and possible loopholes were identified and controlled for, including sensory or statistical cues about the upcoming targets, data collection errors, measurement or analytical artifacts, selective reporting biases, participant or experimenter fraud, and a variety of conscious or unconscious anticipatory strategies.

The experiments were first successfully replicated by psychologist Dick Bierman at the University of Amsterdam, and then by many others, using a variety of physiological measures, such as heart rate and pupil dilation.7 (See Presentiment for full list).

Mind Matter Interaction

Optical Physics

Since 2008, Radin has designed and carried out experiments to test the idea that mental concentration can influence physical systems. These studies explored the role of consciousness in some interpretations of quantum mechanics. Another motivation for these studies is an interest in the nature of intuition. Does the information in intuitive hunches come from an unmediated or direct means of acquiring knowledge, and if so, could that acquisition process be detected in a suitably devised optical interference experiment?8

In a 2012 study, participants were invited to direct their awareness toward or away from a double-slit optical system (sealed and located at a distance), and were given real-time feedback based on the amount of wave-like behaviour measured in the interference pattern.9 Radin postulated that if focused attention could gain information about the path of the photons, then the interference pattern should be modified when attention was directed toward the double slit, as compared to when it was directed away. A small but statistically highly significant change was found in the relative intensities of light and dark bands. Data contributed by 137 participants in six experiments, in a total of 250 test sessions, showed an averaged spectral ratio decrease, as predicted (z = -4.36, p = 6×10-6).

A further 250 sessions were conducted as controls without observers present, testing for potential artefacts in the hardware, software and analytical procedures, but none were identified. Variables such as temperature were also tested, and no spurious influences were identified. Factors associated with consciousness such as meditation experience, electrocortical markers of focused attention, and psychological factors including openness and absorption, significantly correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double-slit interference pattern.

A follow up experiment (2013-14) was conducted online, with around 1500 people from 77 countries contributing 3000 test sessions. Nearly twice as many sessions were run as controls by a computer programmed to simulate human participants.10 The results showed that with human observers the fringe visibility at the center of the interference pattern deviated from a null effect by 5.72 sigma (p = 1.05×10-8), with the direction of the deviation conforming to the observers’ intentions. The same analysis applied to the control data resulted in an overall deviation of -0.17 sigma.

Food and Water

Radin and colleagues have carried out a series of experiments testing the notion that water or food can be ‘influenced’ by positive thoughts to give it healing properties. In a 2007 study, 60 participants were asked to fill in a daily questionnaire rating their mood for seven consecutive days. On three days of the seven they were asked to eat a half ounce of dark chocolate in the morning and afternoon, of which some had been exposed to mental intention by three methods – two by experienced meditators and a third by a Mongolian shaman. Neither the participants nor the experimenters knew whether they were eating the imprinted chocolate or control chocolate.  The results showed that participants who ate the intentionally ‘imprinted’ chocolate rated their mood improved to a significant degree compared with those that ate the control chocolate. The improvement was much stronger in participants who ate chocolate rarely, with odds of about 1000 to 1 against chance.11

Distant Healing

With Marilyn Schlitz and others, Radin has tested the possibility that a person’s autonomic nervous system can be influenced by a person at a distance, and the extent to which motivation and training might increase these effects. In a 2008 study,12 the skin conductance level of 36 couples was measured while one was directing intention towards the other in a distant shielded room for thirty minutes, for repeated 10-second periods. In 22 of the couples, one of the pair was a cancer patient. For three months prior to the experiment, twelve of these couples were given a training program for a Tibetan meditation technique for ‘sending compassion’.

As predicted, there was increased skin conductance during the ‘sending’ periods as compared with randomly selected periods in-between used as controls. Peak deviations were largest among the trained individuals.  

Radin has also carried out experiments with experienced practitioners of Johrei, a Japanese spiritual healing practice.13 At random periods, they directed healing intentions at a flask containing human brain cells (used in preference to living subjects in order to rule out placebo effects).  There was a strongly significant correlation with growth in the treated cells as the experiment progressed, while none was observed with control cells not exposed to treatment. It was also found in the same experiment that three random event generators nearby peaked in unison during the healing periods, suggesting that healing intentions might also influence the environment.

Books

‘The Conscious Universe’ (1997)

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena is a detailed overview of late twentieth century experimental psi research. It begins by discussing the need for evidence, replication and the uses of meta-analysis, and goes on to describe experiments in such areas as telepathy, perception at a distance, mind matter interaction, and mental interactions with living systems, also field consciousness research. It describes the history of research in each category and the development of experimental methods, and provides diagrams of meta-analysis showing large and in some cases overwhelming evidence of an effect.

In later chapters, Radin critiques skeptical complaints and behaviours, arguing that by trying to block responsible research, disbelieving critics have perpetuated myths about psi that parapsychologists themselves wish to dispel. He points out that informed critics such as Ray Hyman now acknowledge that experimental results are sometimes ‘astronomically significant’, shifting the debate away from whether such effects exist as to how they can be explained.14 He discusses the effect of bias, and looks at the historical context to discover why mainstream science has vigorously resisted the experimental evidence for psi. Finally, he considers the future scientific and social implications of psi.

‘Entangled Minds’ (2006)

In Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Radin brings the psi experimental evidence up to date, and places it in the context of quantum entanglement, the phenomenon of particles appearing to be connected across distance. When first discovered, entanglement was thought to apply only to particles, but research since the 1970s suggests the effect appears also at macroscopic levels. Quantum experts such as Henry Stapp believe it could be involved in brain processes, with implications for consciousness.15 For Radin, this provides a path to understanding psi phenomena. If it is possible to shift attention to focus on a memory inside one’s head, one might also be able to focus on a point at a distance, as with remote viewing. And because quantum connections are not bound by space or time, attention could also be focused on future events, as with presentiment and precognition.

Although Radin prefers to avoid mystical concepts, he has become sympathetic to the writings of the great mystics, who appear to be describing from an experiential point of view what it is like to feel entangled with the universe.16

Could entanglement as a metaphor help us understand why phenomena like distant perception and distant intentionality might make sense? And what if this idea was more than a metaphor? What if the fabric of reality really was all quantum, all the time? Could there be “spooky actions” at a distance at every level of existence, and could those spooky actions take on new properties as they emerge from elementary to more complex forms? In other words, what if psychic phenomena are the human experiential version of quantum entanglement?17

'Supernormal' (2013)

Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities investigates the nature of psi phenomena in the context of yoga and the yogic tradition of siddhis (psychic powers). In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the siddhis are presented as neither magical or divine, but as the natural outcome of intense meditation practice. Radin points out that some can be investigated in the laboratory in controlled tests. Individual chapters focus on the evidence to date for precognition, telepathy, clairvoyance and mind-matter interactions, including experiments carried out with experienced meditators.

As with Radin’s earlier books, Supernormal includes extensive critiques of skeptical views and responses. It concludes by discussing how a greater understanding of psi phenomena achieved by means of experimental research might contribute to the development of a new idea of reality in Western thought.

Skepticism and Controversy

In common with other practitioners in the field of parapsychology, Radin is a frequent target of attacks by skeptics.

‘Nature’

In a 1997 review in Nature of The Conscious Universe, British statistician IJ Good asserted that Radin’s claims of success with regard to psi experiments were vulnerable to the possibility of fraud and statistical error.18 With regard to the first, he noted that Radin failed to mention a case of experimenter fraud by Samuel Soal, a British ESP experimenter, that was posthumously exposed by a parapsychologist in 1978, implying, at best, that Radin’s claims suffer by association; at worst, that he too may have cheated. (See Samuel Soal). He mentions further possible pitfalls (of the kind routinely made against all such claims): ‘unconscious cheating, wishful thinking (which is universal), unsound experimental design and analysis, and seeing what we expect’.

More specifically, Good disputed Radin’s meta-analysis calculation that at least 3300 unpublished failed studies would need to exist for published positive results to be cancelled out (the so-called ‘file drawer factor’). Good calls this a ‘gross overestimate’ and, adopting different criteria, recalculates the figure as just 15, which in his view eliminates any psi effect.  

Wikipedia

Radin’s page in Wikipedia, originally written as a factual biography, has been substantially edited by anonymous individuals hostile to ‘fringe science’, some belonging to vigilante groups such as Guerrilla Skeptics. At the time of writing (August 2017) the page consists almost entirely of critical comment, as is now the case with almost all Wikipedia articles on psi research topics.

The article gives prominence to the Nature review of The Conscious Universe. It further adds objections by career skeptics such as psychologist Ray Hyman, physicist Victor J Stenger, and writer Robert Todd Carroll, whose complaints about psi research – variously that it is fraudulent, is unsupported by scientists and skeptics, is vulnerable to bias and statistical error, and lacks a theory of how psi operates – have in Wikipedia largely displaced factual information about the research itself.   

Testimonials

Scientists defended Radin against Nature’s review of The Conscious Universe. British physicist and Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson complained to its editors about its selective criticisms of psi research, and he pointed out errors on the part of the reviewer.19 Josephson drew attention to Radin’s emphasis in the book that possibilities for fraud and unintentional error are much reduced by present day techniques. Soal’s suspected cheating in the 1940s and 1950s is irrelevant to the consideration of more recent experiments, if only because readings now are no longer written down manually by the experimenter but recorded and analyzed automatically.

Nick Herbert, an American physicist and author of Quantum Reality, wrote to Nature that he had ‘never encountered a more intellectually dishonest treatment of another man’s careful work.’20 Herbert challenged Good’s arbitrary recalculation of the file drawer factor, pointing out that Harvard psychologist Robert Rosenthal has suggested that a ratio of just five unpublished failed studies to one published study is sufficient to call the observed effect ‘robust’, and that to reject a file drawer factor larger than this suggests a ‘pathological need to deny the data’s validity at all costs’. Herbert adds: ‘Radin's evidence deserves to be critically examined not “explained away” by patently foolish logical stunts.’

Neither of these letters was published by Nature (they can be read online).

Radin himself wrote to the journal contesting Good’s file drawer analysis and requesting two factual errors be corrected. One concerned Good’s estimation of the number of unpublished studies required to annul the positive findings (as mentioned by Herbert, above).  The other was with regard to Good’s reference to a statistical critique by a skeptical psychologist, Mark Hansel, which Radin had quoted from in the book, but which contained an important error that Good wrongly attributed to Radin himself.21

Radin added that Good had not discovered any genuine flaws in his comprehensive analysis of the empirical evidence for psi phenomena, and expressed the hope that this would motivate readers to study the evidence for themselves.

Initially, Radin’s letter was not published. In a subsequent letter to Nature, Michael G Rossmann, a biophysicist at Purdue University, condemned the editors for failing to publish any of these rebuttals.22 He charged that editors had colluded with a biased reviewer in perpetrating a fraudulent assessment, which he castigated as ‘shameful’ and ‘unconscionable’.  

Rossman forcefully criticized the review itself, commenting

Radin asserts what his survey and book demonstrate – that the science of parapsychology is undergoing a deep phase-shift, from prolonged effort to satisfactorily demonstrate the mere existence of anomalous phenomena, into active inquiry into their nature. He exemplifies this in discussing his own research, presenting several novel species of remarkable experiment – including ‘anticipatory dermal response’, soundly demonstrating precognitive reactions to the content of randomly-presented pictures – on the forefront of current inquiry.

All this is news of a sort completely obscured by Good's review, which in context amounts not simply to one man's clumsy mis-representation of another's work, but to dis-information about an entire field of inquiry.

Rossman’s letter too was not published. In its April 9, 1998 issue23 the editors published a correction, but only of the misattribution to Radin of Hansel’s error, not of the incorrect file drawer figure. Following a change of editor, Radin’s letter was finally published in the magazine, some eight months following the original review.24 However, Radin’s concluding remark, the hope that readers would be motivated to study the evidence for themselves, had been deleted.

Other Scientists

Independently, scientists interested in consciousness have publicly expressed an interest in Radin’s work. Writing about Entangled Minds, biochemist and Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis comments that nothing in the book should be seen as alarming, considering that ‘95 percent of the energy in the universe is presently undetectable and mysterious enough to be described as dark’, but correctly anticipates that it will be ‘met with fierce controversy especially by run of the mill psychologists’.25

In his 2016 book Humanity in a Creative Universe, Stuart Kauffman, an eminent complex systems theorist, explores the implications of the von Neumann interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which consciousness is part of the process of measurement that causes the collapse of the wave function. He frequently cites Radin’s optical physics findings as ‘tentative’ evidence in favour of this, with its implication that consciousness is nonlocal, leading him to a panpsychist view in which humans have genuine free will.26

Radin says he corresponds regularly with many mainstream scientists, and that they privately show considerable interest in his work but insist on secrecy because of the socio-political sensitivities of psi research.  He writes: ‘In private, I've heard scientists and scholars describe their own psychic experiences with the same awed expressions that non-academics adopt when relating these tales. In public, academics quickly learn to not talk about their experiences.’27

There are other indications that scientists and academics are intrigued by Radin’s work. An article he co-authored, titled ‘Predicting the Unpredictable: Critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity’, has been published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the most cited journal in academic psychology, where by August 2017 it had received 62,024 views, more than 99% of all articles ever published in the Frontiers series. 

In Loop, the impact metric site for Frontiers, Radin has more publications and views than 92% of all other authors.

Awards and Honors

2015: Nascent Systems Innovative Research Prize, for an article published in Quantum Biosystems

2015: Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award, Parapsychological Association

2015: Invited Speaker, Australian Davos Connection, Leadership Retreat, Hayman Island, Australia

2014: Silver Nautilus Book Award for Supernormal (Random House,  2013), Amazon #1 Bestseller in category of Religious History

2013-14: Plenary Speaker, International Center for Leadership, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010-11: Invited Speaker, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Naval War College, Newport, RI

2010: National Visiting Professor, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, India

2008: Alumni Leader, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U of Illinois, Champaign

1997: Book of the Year Award, Scientific and Medical Network, for The Conscious Universe

1996:  Outstanding Contributions Award, Parapsychological Association

1996:   Alexander Imich Award; Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC

1992:  Special Merit Award, GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA

1989:  Special Merit Award, Contel Technology Center (later merged with GTE Labs), Chantilly, VA

1984:  Research & Development Award, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, OH

Selected Peer-Reviewed Papers

Presentiment/Precognition

Radin, D. I., Vieten, C., Michel, L., & Delorme, A. (2011). Electrocortical activity prior to unpredictable stimuli in meditators and non-meditators. Explore, 7, 286-299.

Radin, D. I. & Borges, A. (2009). Intuition through time: What does the seer see? Explore. 5 (4), 200–211.

Radin, D. I. & Lobach, E. (2007). Toward understanding the placebo effect: Investigating a possible retrocausal factor. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 13,  733–739.

Radin, D. I. (2004).  Electrodermal presentiments of future emotions.  Journal of Scientific Exploration. 18, 253-274.

Bierman, D. J. & Radin, D. I. (1997).  Anomalous anticipatory response on randomized future conditions.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 84, 689-690.

Radin, D. I. (1997).  Unconscious perception of future emotions: An experiment in  presentiment.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11 (2), 163-180.

Radin, D. I. (1988).  Effects of a priori probability on psi perception: Does precognition predict actual or probable futures?   Journal of Parapsychology, 52, 187 - 212.

Radin, D. I. (1990-1991).  Statistically enhancing psi effects with sequential analysis:  A replication and extension.  European Journal of Parapsychology, 8, 98 - 111.

Radin, D. I. & Bosworth, J. L. (1985)  Response distributions in a computer-based perceptual task: Test of four models. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 79, 453-483.

Radin, D. I. (1982).  Experimental attempts to influence pseudorandom number sequences.  Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 76, 359-374.

Mind-Matter Interaction

Optical Physics

Radin, D. I. Michel, L., Delorme, A.  (2016). Psychophysical modulation of fringe visibility in a distant double-slit optical system. Physics Essays. 29 (1), 14-22.

Radin, D. I. Michel, L., Pierce, A. Delorme, A.  (2015). Psychophysical interactions with a single-photon double-slit optical system. Quantum Biosystems. 6 (1), 82-98.

Radin, D. I., Delorme, A., Michel, L., Johnston, J. (2013). Psychophysical interactions with a double-slit interference pattern: Experiments and a model. Physics Essays. 26 (4), 553-566.

Radin, D. I., Michel, L, Wendland, P., Rickenbach, R., Delorme, A., Galdamez, K. (2012). Consciousness and the double-slit interference pattern: Six experiments. Physics Essays, 25 (2), 157-171.

Radin, D. I. (2008). Testing nonlocal observation as a source of intuitive knowledge. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 4(1), 25-35.

‘Influenced’ Food and Water

Shiah, Y-J & Radin, D. I. (in press). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Intentionally Treated Water on Growth of Arabidopsis thaliana Seeds with Cryptochrome Mutations.  Explore.

Shiah, Y-J & Radin, D. I. (2013). Metaphysics of the tea ceremony: A randomized trial investigating the roles of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea. Explore, 9, 355-360.

Radin, D. I., Hayssen, G & Walsh, J. (2007). Effects of intentionally enhanced chocolate on mood. Explore. 3(5), 485-492.

Radin, D. I., Lund, N., Emoto, M. & Kizu, T. (2008). Effects of Distant Intention on Water Crystal Formation: A Triple-Blind Replication.  Journal of Scientific Exploration. 22 (4), 481-493.

Radin, D. I., Hayssen, G., Emoto, M. & Kizu, T. (2006). Double-blind test of the effects of distant intention on water crystal formation. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 2 (5), 408-411.

Randomness  

Radin, D. I., & Atwater, F. H. (2009). Exploratory evidence for correlations between entrained mental coherence and random physical systems.   Journal of Scientific Exploration, 23 (3), 1-10.

Mason, LI, Patterson, RP, and Radin, DI. (2007). Exploratory study: The random number generator and group meditation. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 21 (2), 295–317.

Radin, D. I. (2006). Experiments testing models of mind-matter interaction. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 20 (3), 375-401.

Nelson, R. D., Radin, D. I., Shoup, R., Bancel, P. (2002).  Correlation of continuous random data with major world events.  Foundations of Physics Letters, 15 (6), 537-550.

Radin, D. I. (2002).  Exploring relationships between random physical events and mass human attention: Asking for whom the bell tolls.  Journal of Scientific Exploration. 16 (4), 533-548.

Radin, D. I. (1996). Towards a complex systems model of psi performance.  Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 7, 35-70.

Radin, D. I., Rebman, J. M. & Cross, M. P. (1996).  Anomalous organization of random events by group consciousness.  Journal of Scientific Exploration.  10 (1), 143-168.

Radin, D. I. (1993).  Environmental modulation and statistical equilibrium in mind-matter interaction.  Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 4 (1), 1-30.

Radin, D. I. (1993).  Neural network analyses of consciousness-related patterns in random sequences.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 7 (4), 355-374.

Radin, D. I. (1992).  Beyond belief: Exploring interactions among mind, body and environment.   Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 2 (3), 1-40.

Radin, D. I. (1990).  Testing the plausibility of psi-mediated computer system failures. Journal of Parapsychology, 54, 1-19.

Radin, D. I. & Nelson, R. D. (1989).  Evidence for consciousness-related anomalies in random physical systems.  Foundations of Physics, 19, 1499-1514.

Radin, D. I. (1989).  Searching for “signatures” in anomalous human-machine interaction research: A neural network approach.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 3, 185-200.

Radin, D. I. & Utts, J. M. (1989).  Experiments investigating the influence of intention on random and pseudorandom events.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 3, 65-79.

Radin, D. I. & Rebman, J. M. (1998).  Seeking psi in the casino.  Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 62 (850), 193-219.

Distant Healing

Schlitz, M., Hopf, H. W., Eskenazi, L., Vieten, C., & Radin, D. (2012). Distant healing of surgical wounds: An exploratory study. Explore, 8: 223-230.

Radin, D. I., Stone, J., Levine, E., Eskandarnejad, S., Schlitz, M., Kozak, L., Mandel, D., & Hayssen, G. (2008). Compassionate intention as a therapeutic intervention by partners of  cancer patients: Effects of distant intention on the patients’ autonomic nervous system. Explore, 4 (4), 235-243.

Schlitz, M., Wiseman, R., Watt, C. & Radin, D. I. (2006). Of two minds: Skeptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology. British Journal of Psychology, 97, 313-322.

Radin, D. I., Machado, F. and Zangari, W. (2000). Effects of distant healing intention through time and space: Two exploratory studies.  Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 11 (3) 207-240.

Radin, D. I. & Schlitz, M. J. (2005). Gut feelings, intuition, and emotions: An exploratory study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11 (4), 85-91.

Radin, D. I. (2004). On the sense of being stared at: An analysis and pilot replication.  Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.  68, 246-253.

Radin, D. I., Taft, R. & Yount, G, (2004).  Possible effects of healing intention on cell cultures and truly random events.

  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10, 103-112.

Rebman, J. M., Wezelman, R. Radin, D. I., Hapke, R. A. & Gaughan, K. (1996). Remote influence of the autonomic nervous system by focused intention.  Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 6, 111-134.

Radin, D. I., Taylor, R. D. & Braud, W. (1995).  Remote mental influence of human electrodermal activity: A pilot replication.  European Journal of Parapsychology, 11, 19-34.

Mediumship

Delorme, A., Pierce, A. Michel, L., Radin, D. (2016). Prediction of mortality based on facial characteristics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, Article 173, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00173

Delorme A, Beischel J, Michel L, Boccuzzi M, Radin D and Mills PJ (2013). Electrocortical activity associated with subjective communication with the deceased. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:834. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00834

Radin, D. I. & Rebman, J. M. (1996).  Are phantasms fact or fantasy?  A preliminary investigation of apparitions evoked in the laboratory.  Journal of the Society for Psychical Research,  61 (843), 65-87.

Telepathy

Radin, D. I. (2004).  Event related EEG correlations between isolated human subjects. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10, 315-324.

Radin, D. I., McAlpine, S. & Cunningham, S. (1994).  Geomagnetism and psi in the ganzfeld.  Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 59 (834), 352-363.

Radin, D. I.  (2002).  A dog that seems to know when his owner is coming home: Effects of geomagnetism.  Journal of Scientific Exploration. 16 (4), 579-592.

References

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Citation: 

McLuhan, R. (2017). Dean Radin. Psi Encyclopedia, accessed [today's date] https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/dean-radin