The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program was established at Princeton University in 1979 by Robert G. Jahn, an aerospace engineer who was then Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Its primary purpose was to pursue rigorous scientific study of the interaction of human consciousness with physical devices, systems, and processes common to contemporary engineering practice. An interdisciplinary staff of engineers, physicists, psychologists, and humanists conducted a comprehensive agenda of experiments in human/machine interaction and remote perception, and attempted the development of complementary theoretical models to enable better understanding of the role of consciousness in physical reality.The program has been endorsed by numerous scientific scholars in this and related fields. The book, Margins of Reality, co-authored by Robert Jahn and the PEAR Laboratory Manager, Brenda Dunne, has been widely cited as the definitive text on the topic, and has been adopted for many academic curricula. The laboratory concluded its University-based operations in February 2007 after 28 years of basic research, education, and outreach activities.
PEAR employed random event generators (REGs), to explore the ability of untrained volunteers to influence the random output distribution of these devices to conform to their pre-recorded intentions to produce higher numbers, lower numbers, or nominal baselines. Most of these experiments utilized a microelectronic REG, but experiments were also conducted with a macroscopic random mechanical cascade (RMC), and other random physical device. In all cases, the observed effects were small, but over extensive databases they compounded to statistically significant deviations from chance behavior.
Since many PEAR operators frequently spoke of “achieving a state of resonance” with the devices they were addressing, an experiment was designed to examine the influence on REGs in environments entailing group resonance. Portable REG devices were operated in a variety of venues where groups of people were engaged in emotionally charged shared experiences, and the output compared with data generated in more mundane situations. Results indicated highly significant deviations from chance during the resonant applications, and suggested that the emotional/intellectual dynamics of the interacting participants somehow generated a coherent ‘consciousness field.’Bonded co-operator pairs, working together at a shared task also showed anomalous effects that were several times larger than the results produced by the same individuals working alone.
In another class of studies, the ability of human participants to acquire information about spatially and temporally remote geographical targets, otherwise inaccessible by any of the usual sensory channels, was clearly demonstrated over more than 650 carefully conducted experiments. The protocol required a “percipient,” to attempt to describe the scene where a second participant, the “agent,” was stationed at a randomly selected location at a given time, without recourse to any normal sensory information. Incisive analytical techniques were developed and applied to these data to establish more precisely the quantity and quality of objective and subjective information acquired, and to guide the design of more effective experiments. Beyond confirming the validity of this anomalous mode of information acquisition, these analyses demonstrated that this capacity of human consciousness is also largely independent of the distance between the percipient and the target, and similarly independent of the time between the specification of the target and the perception effort. The composite database yielded a probability against chance of approximately three parts in ten billion.
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