IONS Directory Profile

Biography

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at 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 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). These books have remained in print since they were first published and they've been translated into ten foreign languages. His latest book is Supernormal (Random House, 2013). His technical articles have appeared in 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 and PBS's Closer to Truth to Oprah and Larry King Live. He has given over 250 interviews and talks, including invited presentations at Harvard (medical), Stanford (medical and statistics), Cambridge (physics), and Princeton (psychology), for industries including Google and Johnson & Johnson, and for government organizations including the US Navy and DARPA. 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.

Education

1979
PhD, Educational Psychology
University of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA

1975
MS, Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA

1973
BSEE. magna cum laude, Honors in Physics, Electrical Engineering,
Minor: Music (violin performance)
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Publications

Radin, D. I., Borges, A. (2009). Intuition through time: What does the seer see? Explore.

Radin, D. I., Lund, N., Emoto, M. & Kizu, T. (2009). Triple-blind replication of the effects of distant intention on water crystal formation. Journal of Scientific Exploration.

Radin, D. I. (2008). Superpowers and the stubborn illusion of separation. Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, (19) 1, 29-42.

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: The Journal of Science and Healing. 4(4), 235-243.

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

Radin, D. I. (2007). A brief history of the potential future. In T. Pfeiffer & J. E. Mack (Eds)., Mind before matter. Washington, DC and Winchester, UK: O Books.

Radin DI, Hayssen G, Walsh J. (2007). Effects of intentionally enhanced chocolate on mood, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. , Volume 3, pp. 485-492

Radin, D. I. (2007) Finding or imagining flawed research? The Humanistic Psychologist, 35(3).

Radin DI, Lobach E. (2007). Toward understanding the placebo effect: Investigating a possible retrocausal factor, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 13, Number 7, pp. 733–739.

Schlitz, M. & Radin, D. I. (2007). Prayer and intention in distant healing: Assessing the evidence. (Chapter 9). In A. Serlin, K. Rockefeller & S. Brown (Eds). Whole person healthcare. Volume 2: Psychology, Spirituality, and Health, pp. 177-190. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

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). Entangled minds: Extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality.  New York: Simon & Schuster (Paraview Pocket Books).

Radin, D. I.(2006). Psychophysiological evidence of possible retrocausal effects in humans. In D. Sheehan (Ed)., Frontiers of Time: Retrocausation Experiment and Theory. American Institutes of Physics.

Radin, D., Nelson, R. D., Dobyns, Y. & Houtkooper, J. (2006). Reexamining psychokinesis: Commentary on the Bösch, Steinkamp and Boller meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 529–532.

Radin, D., 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.

Radin, D. I., Nelson, R. D., Dobyns, Y. & Houtkooper, J. (2006). Assessing the evidence for mind-matter interaction effects. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 20 (3), 361-374.

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

Schiltz, 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. (2006). Becoming mindful of consciousness. Shift(IONS magazine), 10.

Radin, D. I. (2005). The sense of being stared at: A preliminary meta-analysis.Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12 (6), 95-100.

Radin, D. I. (2005). The cutting edge. Shift (IONS magazine), 7.

Radin, D. I. (2005). Telepathy, inside and out. Shift (IONS magazine), 8.

Radin, D. I. (2005). Social parapsychology. Shift (IONS magazine), 6.

Radin, D. I. (2005). Dishing up entanglement. Shift (IONS magazine), 9.

Radin, D. I. (2005). Commentary on May et al.’s “Anomalous Anticipatory Skin Conductance Response to Acoustic Stimuli.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11 (4), 587-588.  

Radin, D. I. (2005). Bilinmeyen Gücümüz - Paranormal Olayların Bilimsel Kanıtları [Turkish]. Istanbul: Karton Kapak.

Radin, D. I. (2005).  What’s ahead?  In M. A. Thalbourne and L. Storm (Eds.) Parapsychology in the 21st Century: The Future of Psychical Research, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

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., 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.

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. (2004). Creative or defective? Shift (IONS magazine), 5.

Radin, D. I. (2004).  The future is now. Shift (IONS magazine). 4.

Radin, D. I. (2004).  The Emperor’s new media. Shift (IONS magazine). 2, 34-37.

Radin, D. I. (2004).  Sixth sense or nonsense? Shift (IONS magazine). 2, 46-48.

Radin, D. I. (2004).  I feel your pain. Shift (IONS magazine). 3, 46-47.

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

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

Radin, D. I. & Nelson, R. D. (2003).  Meta-analysis of mind-matter interaction experiments: 1959 - 2000.  In Jonas, W. & Crawford, C. (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine.  London: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Schlitz, M. & Radin, D. I. (2003).  Telepathy in the ganzfeld: State of the evidence.  In Jonas, W. & Crawford, C. (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine.  London: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Schlitz, M., Radin, D. I., Malle, B. F., Schmidt, S., Utts, J. & Yount, G. L. (2003).  Distant healing intention: Definitions and evolving guidelines for laboratory studies.  Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine ,  9 (3), A31-A43.

Radin, D. I. (2003).  Thinking about telepathy.  Think, 3, 23-32.

Radin, D. I. (2003).  Mysteries of causality. Shift: At the frontiers of consciousness. 1, 36-38.

Radin, D. I. (2003).  For whom the bell tolls: A question of global consciousness,  Noetic Sciences Review, 63, 8-13 & 44-45.

Nelson, R. D. & Radin, D. I. (2003).  FieldREG experiments and group consciousness: Extending REG/RNG research to real-world situations.  In Jonas, W. & Crawford, C. (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine.  London: Harcourt Health Sciences.

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.

Radin, D. I.  (2002).  Exploratory study of relationships between physical entropy and global human attention.  Journal of International Society of Life Information Science, 20 (2), 690-694.

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.

Nelson, R. D. & Radin, D. I. (2001).  Statistically robust anomalous effects: Replication in random event generator experiments.  In Rao, K. R. (Ed.) Basic research in parapsychology. Second edition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Radin, D. I. (2001). Forward to Atwater, F. H., Captain of my ship, master of my soul. Charlottesville, VA, Hampton Roads Publishing Co.

Radin, D. I. (2001).  Seeking spirits in the laboratory.  Chapter in Houran, J. & Lange, R. (Ed.), Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Radin, D. I. & Rae, C. (2000, August). Is there a sixth sense? Psychology Today. 44-51.

Bierman, D. & Radin, D. I. (2000).  Anomalous unconscious emotional responses: Evidence for a reversal of the arrow of time. In S. Hameroff, A. Kaszniak, & D. Chalmers (Eds.) Towards a science of consciousness III: The Third Tucson Discussions and Debates. Boston, MA: MIT Press.

Radin, D. I. (2000). What’s ahead?  Journal of Parapsychology, 64, 353-364.

Radin, D. I. (2000).  La conscience invisible: Le paranormal à l’épreuve de la science [French]. Paris, France: Presses du chátelet.  

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. (1999).  The conscious universe [Korean].  Seoul, Korea: Yangmoon Publishing  

Bierman, D. & Radin, D. I. (1998).  Non-conscious processes and intuition: Is there an anomalous component?  Consciousness Research Abstracts, Tuscon III: Towards a science of consciousness.  University of Arizona, Tuscon, April 1998.

Radin, D. I. (1998).  Moving mind, moving matter.  Noetic Sciences Review, 46, 20-25.

Radin, D. I. (1998).  Extrasensory statistics (letter).  Nature, 394, 413.

Radin, D. I. (1998).  Between the fringe and the mainstream.  Oxymoron: The Arts and Sciences Annual, Volume 2, New York City: Oxymoron Media.

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

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. (1997).  The conscious universe.  San Francisco: HarperCollins.  

Radin, D. I. (1997).  Review of The Lotto EffectEuropean Journal of Parapsychology, 13, 134-135.

Dalton, K. S., Morris, R. L., Delanoy, D., Radin, D. I., & Wiseman, R. (1996).  Security measures in an automated ganzfeld system. Journal of Parapsychology, 60, 129-147.

Nelson, R. D. & Radin, D. I. (1996).  Evidence for direct interaction between consciousness and physical systems. Consciousness Research Abstracts, Tuscon II: Towards a science of consciousness.  University of Arizona, Tuscon, April 1996.

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.

Radin, D. I. (1996, April).  Unconscious perception of future emotions. Consciousness Research Abstracts, Tuscon II: Towards a science of consciousness.  University of Arizona, Tuscon, April 1996.

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

Radin, D. I. (1996).  Geomagnetic field fluctuations and sports performance.  Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 6 (3), 217-226.

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.

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.

Radin, D. I. & Rebman, J. M. (1994).  Lunar correlates of normal, abnormal and anomalous human behavior. Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 5 (3), 209-238.

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. (1994).  Psi hits and myths.  (Presidential Address).  In E. Cook & M. Schlitz (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1993, Metheun, NJ:  Scarecrow Press.

Radin, D. I. (1994).  On complexity and pragmatism.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8 (4), 523-534.

Radin, D. I.(1994).  Beyond high tech.  Proceedings of the IV International Conference on Science and Consciousness, January 4 - 9, 1994, Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico.

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

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. & Ferrari, D. C. (1991).  Effects of consciousness on the fall of dice: A meta-analysis.  Journal of Scientific Exploration, 5, 61-84.

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

Radin, D. I. (1990).  Putting psi to work.  Parapsychology Review, 21, 5-9.

Radin, D. I. (1990).  On “pathological science.” Physics Today, 43, 3, 110.

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.(1989).  The tao of psi (Presidential Address). In Henkel, L. and Berger, R. (Eds.), Research in Parapsychology 1988, Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press., 157-173.

Radin, D. I. & Lubin, J. M. (1988). Neural network analysis of anomalous human-machine interaction data: Beyond person-unique “signatures.”  Technical Report, Human Information Processing Group, Princeton University.

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. & Nelson, R. D. (1988).  Repeatable evidence for anomalous human-machine interactions.  In M. L. Albertson, D. S. Ward, & K. P. Freeman (Eds.), Paranormal Research, Fort Collins, CO.: Rocky Mountain Research Institute, 306 - 317.

Radin, D. I. & Nelson, R. D. (August, 1987).  Replication in random number generator experiments: Meta-analysis and quality assessment. Human Information Processing Group, Technical Report,  Princeton University.

Ortony, A. & Radin, D. I.  (1987). SAPIENS:  Spreading activation processor for information encoded in network structures.  In N. Sharkey (Ed.),  Review of cognitive science.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex Press.

Nelson, R. D. & Radin, D. I. (1987). When immovable objections meet irresistible evidence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10, 600-601.

Radin, D. I. & Bosworth, J. L. (1987)  On statistics for “psientists” and skeptics. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 81, 277-290

Weiner, D. H. & Radin, D. I. (1986). Research in parapsychology 1985, Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.

Radin, D. I. (1985).  Human factors considerations in Jovian colony clothing design.  Journal of Irreproducible Results,  29.

Radin, D. I. (1985).  Pseudorandom number generators in psi research. Journal of Parapsychology, 49, 303-328.

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. (1984).  Weekend scientist:  Let's defend against cruise missiles. Journal of Irreproducible Results, 30.

Radin, D. I. (1984). A possible proximity effect on human grip strength.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 58, 887-888.

Radin, D. I. (1984). Effects of command language punctuation on human performance.  In G. Salvendy (Ed.), Human-computer interaction, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Radin, D. I. (1983).  Weekend scientist:  Let's make a thermonuclear device.  Journal of Irreproducible Results,  26.  Reprinted in The Best of the Journal of Irreproducible Results(1984).

Goetz, E. T., Reynolds, R. E., Schallert, D. L. & Radin, D. I. (1983).  Readingin perspective: What real cops and pretend burglars look for in a story.  Journal of Educational Psychology,  75,  500-510.

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

Reynolds, R. E. & Radin, D. I. (1977).  Using evaluation in the classroom.  Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing Company.

 

Books

Radin, D.I. (in press). A brief history of science and psychic phenomena. In S. Krippner et al (Eds.) Mysterious Minds. Greenwood Press.

Radin, D. I. (in press). Beyond the boundaries of the brain. In Perry et al (Eds.), Exploring the boundaries of consciousness: Neuroscience of conscious and nonconscious interactions. Advances in Consciousness Research, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Radin, D. I. (in press). Psychophysiology of psi. In J. Millay (Ed.)  Silver Threads.

Radin, D. I. (2009). The challenge of psi. In S. Martin (Ed.), Cosmic Conversations. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books.

Radin, D. I. (2009). Mind over time. In S. Marohn, Audacious Aging. Santa Rosa, CA: Elite Books.

Radin, D. I. (2007). A brief history of the  potential future. In T. Pfeiffer & J. E. Mack (Eds)., Mind before matter. Winchester, UK:O Books.

Schlitz, M. & Radin, D. I. (2007).  Prayer and intention in distant healing: Assessing the evidence. (Chapter 9). In I A. Serlin, K. Rockefeller & S. Brown (Eds). Whole person healthcare. Volume 2: Psychology, Spirituality, and Health, pp. 177-190. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

Radin, D. I. (2006). Psychophysiological evidence of possible retrocausal effects in humans. In D. Sheehan (Ed)., Frontiers of Time: Retrocausation Experiment and Theory. American Institutes of Physics.

Radin, D. I. (2005).  What’s ahead?  In M. A. Thalbourne and L. Storm (Eds.) Parapsychology in the 21st Century: The Future of Psychical Research, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

Schlitz, M. & Radin, D. I. (2003).  Telepathy in the ganzfeld: State of the evidence.  In Jonas, W. & Crawford, C. (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine.  London: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Radin, D. I. & Nelson, R. D. (2003).  Meta-analysis of mind-matter interaction experiments: 1959 - 2000.  In Jonas, W. & Crawford, C. (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine.  London: Harcourt Health Sciences, 39-48.

Nelson, R. D. & Radin, D. I. (2003).  FieldREG experiments and group consciousness: Extending REG/RNG research to real-world situations.  In Jonas, W. & Crawford, C. (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine.  London: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Nelson, R. D. & Radin, D. I. (2001).  Statistically robust anomalous effects: Replication in random event generator experiments.  In Rao, K. R. (Ed.) Basic research in parapsychology. Second edition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Radin, D. I. (2001).  Seeking spirits in the laboratory.  Chapter in Houran, J. & Lange, R. (Ed.), Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Radin, D. I.(2001). Forward to Atwater, F. H., Captain of my ship, master of my soul. Charlottesville, VA, Hampton Roads Publishing Co.

Bierman, D. & Radin, D. I. (2000).  Anomalous unconscious emotional responses: Evidence for a reversal of the arrow of time. In S. Hameroff, A. Kaszniak, & D. Chalmers (Eds.) Towards a science of consciousness III: The Third Tucson Discussions and Debates. Boston, MA: MIT Press.

Radin, D. I. & Nelson, R. D. (1988).  Repeatable evidence for anomalous human-machine interactions.  In M. L. Albertson, D. S. Ward, & K. P. Freeman (Eds.), Paranormal Research, Fort Collins, CO.: Rocky Mountain Research Institute, 306 - 317.

Ortony, A. & Radin, D. I.  (1987). SAPIENS:  Spreading activation processor for information encoded in network structures.  In N. Sharkey (Ed.),  Review of cognitive science.  Norwood, NJ: Ablex Press.

Radin, D. I. (1984). Effects of command language punctuation on human performance.  In G. Salvendy (Ed.), Human-computer interaction, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

 

Media

Print Interviews: New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Psychology Today, Time, Newsweek, Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, The (London) Times, The Financial Times, New Scientist, and many others.

Television and Radio Interviews: Oprah Winfrey Show (ABC), Larry King Live (CNN), Horizon (BBC), NOVA (PBS), Closer to Truth (PBS), 20/20 (ABC), Good Morning America (ABC), Discovery Magazine(Discovery USA), Science of the Impossible (BBC), The Fifth Dimension (ARD), UltraScience (Discovery Australia),Japan Television Workshop (Tokyo Broadcast System), several A&E specials, several History Channel specials, Tapestry (CBC radio), BBC Science News (BBC radio), Coast To Coast AM (repeated interviews 1997-2007),National Public Radio programs in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and over 100 other radio and webcast programs around the world.

Independent Film Documentaries: What the Bleep: Down the Rabbit Hole, the Joy of Sox (about the Boston Red Sox), Synchronicity, Something Unknown, and documentaries for the DVD releases of feature films Suspect Zero (2005) and Premonition (2007).

Speaking

July 2010
Rosicrucian Order, AMORC

June 2010
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

May 2010
Superpowers Symposium (Invitational), Esalen Institute

April 2010
Discovery Channel, video interview

April 2010
Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

April 2010
Paul McKenna, video interview

March 2010
Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Lucknow, India

March 2010
Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad University,
Allahabad, India

March 2010
Asian Philosophy Congress, New Delhi, India

March 2010
SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda) Yoga University, Bangalore, India

February 2010
Departments of Psychology and Philosophy, Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam, India

February 2010
Association for Transpersonal Psychology

February 2010
Conscious Shift radio, interview

February 2010
Kindred Spirits, Healthylife.net interview

January 2010
Revista Athanor magazine interview (Barcelona, Spain)

December 2009

Koumartzis Journal magazine interview (Greece)

December 2009
"Bridging The Gaps" on 103.2 FM (Dublin, Ireland)

December 2009
The Lazarus Project (video interview),

November 2009
INREES interview, Institute for Research on Extraordinary Experience (France),
Petaluma, CA

November 2009
2012: Time for Change movie interview, Petaluma, CA

October 2009
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage, Petaluma, CA

October 2009
North Marin Breakfast Club, Novato, CA

October 2009
Invited Speaker. Science and Nonduality Conference, San Rafael, CA

October 2009
Sivananda Ashram, Grass Valley, CA

October 2009
Naval War College, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group

September 2009
Dateline NBC, Secrets of the Lost Symbol, interview

September 2009
Discovery Channel, Hunt for the Lost Symbol, interview

August 2009
Parapsychological Association Conference, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA

June 2009
IONS Biennual Conference, Tucson, AZ

May 2009
National Public Radio (interview)

May 2009
EsalenCenter for Theory and Research, Big Sur, CA

April 2009
American Public Media, The Splendid Table

March 2009
Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

January 2009
Time magazine, interview

December 2008
Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

November 2008
Daniel Pinchbeck (video interview)

October 2008
Naval War College, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group

October 2008
Stanford University, Department of Statistics

July 2008
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage program

July 2008
Sonoma County Chaplains

June 2008
Society for Scientific Exploration Conference, Boulder, CO

June 2008
Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Conference, Boulder, CO

June 2008
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA

June 2008
Esalen Center for Theory and Research, Big Sur, CA

May 2008
Johnson & Johnson, private webinar

March 2008
Bial Foundation Conference, Portugal

March 2008
The History Channel

February 2008
BBCHorizon 

February 2008
San Francisco Chronicle   

January 2008
Forever Family Foundation Conference, San Francisco, CA

January 2008
Global Oneness Project

January 2008
Institute for Research on Extraordinary Experiences, Paris, France

January 2008
Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA

November 2007
CNN Larry King Live, Los Angeles, CA

October 2007
PBS Closer to Truth, San Francisco, CA

October 2007
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage Program, Petaluma, CA

August 2007
Many Rivers Books & Tea, Sebastopol, CA

August 8-12 2007
Institute of Noetic Sciences Biennial Conference, Palm Springs, CA

July 2007
The Monroe Institute, Lifeline Program, Petaluma, CA

July 2007
Invitational Conference on Anomalous Cognition, U of British Columbia,
Vancouver (BC), Canada

June 2007
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage Program, Petaluma, CA

May 2007
Invitational Conference on Intuition in Medicine,
University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing,
and the Life Sciences Foundation,
Minneapolis, MN

May 2007
Fund raiser, Deer Park Buddhist Center, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
Madison, WI

April 20-25 2007
9th International Conference on Science and Consciousness, Santa Fe, NM

March 2007
A&E program on premonitions (TV interview)

March 2007
The New School at Commonweal (webcast interview), Bolinas, CA

March 2007
Integral Transformative Practice, Mill Valley Community Church, Mill Valley, CA

February 2007
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology, Rohnert Park, CA

January 2007
Swiss 7th Biennial Conference on Consciousness, Luzern, Switzerland

December 2006
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage Program, Petaluma, CA

November 2006
Theosophical Society, New York City, NY

November 2006
Schwartz Report Conference, The Secret World of Water, Virginia Beach, VA

October 2006
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

October 2006
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology, Rohnert Park, CA

October 2006
For Goodness Sake, Truckee, CA

September 2006
Conversations on the Edge, IONS/MetaNexus, San Francisco, CA

September 2006
Science of Peace, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

September 2006
Friendly Favors, Petaluma, CA

September 2006
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology, Rohnert Park, CA

September 2006
San Rafael IONS group, San Rafael, CA

May 2006
Creating a Conscious Life, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

August 2006
Parapsychological Association convention, Stockholm, Sweden

July 2006
The Crossings, Austin, TX

June 2006
Sacramento IONS, Sacramento, CA

June 2006
AAAS Western Regional Conference, University of San Diego, CA

June 2006
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage Program, Petaluma, CA

May 2006
Conference, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

May 2006
International Remote Viewing Association, Las Vegas, NV

April 2006
Tucson VII: Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ

April 2006
IONS Western Regional Conference, Oakland, CA

April 2006
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology, Rohnert Park, CA

February 2006
Breakthrough Time, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

November 2005
The Monroe Institute, Gateway Voyage Workshop, Petaluma, CA

October 2005
Himalayan Meditation Society, Petaluma, CA

September 2005
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

August 2005
Parapsychological Association, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

April 2005
Sonoma State University, Department of Psychology, Rohnert Park, CA

September 2004
Institute for the Humanities at Salado, TX

June 2004
International Society for Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, CO

May 2004
Society for Scientific Exploration, Las Vegas, NV

June 2003
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense,
Washington DC

May 2003
Stanford University, Department of Statistics, Stanford, CA

February 2003
University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Health, St. Paul, MN

August 2002
Human Potential Science International Forum, Chiba, Japan

April 2002
TucsonV: Towards a science of consciousness, Plenary Talk,
University of Arizona, AZ

March 2001
Starlab Inc., Brussels, Belgium

March 2001
Medical Science Society of Portugal, Lisbon

October 2000
WakeForest University, Science and Spirituality of Healing, NC

October 1999
Northern Arizona University, Quantum Mind Conference

August 1999
Interval Research Corporation, Technical Seminar

May 1999
Royal Society of Art, London

November 1998
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA

June 1998
Sequoia Conference on Geometry, Physics and Consciousness,
Ben Lomand, CA

April 1998
Tucson III: Towards a science of consciousness, University of Arizona, AZ

April 1998
Bial Foundation: Behind and beyond the brain, Porto, Portugal

April 1998
Universityof Amsterdam, Department of Psychology

March 1998
University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychiatry

March 1998
San Mateo County Hospital, Psychiatric Grand Rounds

December 1997
Harvard University, Invited Conference on Distant Healing Intention Research

November 1997
Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene,
Freiburg, Germany

November 1997
Interval Research Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

August 1997
Swedish Society for Psychical Research, Stockholm, Sweden

August 1997
Cambridge University, Cavendish Laboratory, UK

April 1996
Tucson II: Towards a science of consciousness, University of Arizona, AZ

April 1994
Universityof Nevada, Las Vegas, Liberal Arts Research Seminar, NV

October 1993
Oak RidgeNational Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

April 1993
Edinburgh International Science Festival

August 1992
American Statistical Association, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

September 1991
GTE Laboratories, Behavioral Science Seminar

May 1991
National Science Foundation, Advanced Human-Computer Interaction Workshop

November 1990
Wall Street Telecommunications Association

October 1990
University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychology, UK

May 1990
Association for Computing Machinery, CHI ‘90, Seattle, Washington, WA

April 1990
Hampshire College, School of Natural Sciences, MA

January 1990
Virginia Tech, Department of Computer Science, VA

November 1989
Association for Computing Machinery, University of Maryland at College Park, MD

October 1989
Intelligence Community's 7th Annual Advanced Computing Symposium,
Reston, VA

September 1989
British Association for the Advancement of Science, Sheffield, England

June 1989
Contel Technology Center, Intelligent Systems Seminar, Chantilly, VA

November 1988
American Society for Psychical Research, New York City, NY

February 1988
Princeton University, Human Information Processing Group Seminar

October 1987
Bakken Library of Electricity in Life, Distinguished Speakers, Minneapolis

February 1986
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Technical Seminar

Research

Teaching

2002-present
Adjunct Faculty
Dept. of Psychology, Sonoma State University,
Rohnert Park, CA

1973-1975
Teaching Assistant
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois,
Champaign-Urbana, IL

Honors & Service

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

1996
Outstanding Contributions Award, Parapsychological Association

1996
Alexander Imich Award for Advances in Experimental Parapsychology
Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC

1992
Special Merit Award, GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA

1989
Special Merit Award, GTE Laboratories
(formerly Contel Technology Center)
Chantilly, VA

1984
R&D Award, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, OH

1972
Honorable Mention, NSF’s “Clean Air Vehicle Competition.”

1970
Concertmaster, University of Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra,
Amherst, MA.

1969
Grand Prize, Western Massachusetts Regional Science Fair
First Prize, Bell Laboratories Summer Science Program, Springfield, MA
First Prize, Junior League Music Competition (violin), Springfield, MA
Full Scholarship, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Hartford, CN
Expert Medal, US Army Civilian Marksman Corps, smallbore rifle competition

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  • Show Me the Evidence May 07, 2013

    Glad you are enjoying the new page!

  • Burning Man Experiment—Data Analyzed! Oct 09, 2012

    For those interested in more details on the method of analysis (Matlab scripts) and the raw data from the playa RNG, I've zipped a file of goodies which you can download from

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6017814/burning_win.zip.

  • Burning Man Experiment—Data Analyzed! Oct 08, 2012

    Niclas: If the hypothesis of a collective mind-matter effect is correct, then there are are least as many complexities on the "mind" side of this relationship as there are on the "matter" side. E.g., one big issue is how to independently measure the degree of attentional coherence within a group. To date we've inferred the presence of coherence based on the length and the nature of the event we're "monitoring," but to advance the state of the art we need better measures. Suggestions are welcome.

  • Burning Man Experiment—Data Analyzed! Oct 06, 2012

    This study and others like it suggest that physical distance doesn't seem to matter much for mind-matter interactions, but given the radical implications of this idea, it's important to repeatedly test that this is indeed the case.

  • Double-slit Experiment Published in Physics Essays May 31, 2012

    This experiment is most relevant to understanding the role of consciousness in the quantum measurement problem, but it does speak to what mystics have been telling us throughout history. I think it's unlikely that human consciousness literally shapes the world that we see, but we may influence it in subtle ways.

    As with the strange property of quantum entanglement, the important thing at the beginning of a research program that is exploring strange effects is simply to confirm if there's a there there. If it turns out that there is something, then after it is better understood what was once thought to be a very fragile effect that takes enormous effort to detect is eventually observed to be robust and everywhere. I suspect something like that may also happen with studies of mind-matter interaction. But we're still at the earliest baby steps.

  • Wikipedia – ‘Reader Beware’ When it Comes to Psi Research Sep 17, 2010

    A much improved alternative to Wikipedia is http://www.scholarpedia.org/.

  • Wikipedia – ‘Reader Beware’ When it Comes to Psi Research Sep 17, 2010

    See

    http://deanradin.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-to-win-million-dollars.html

    for a cost analysis and

    http://deanradin.blogspot.com/2010/07/compassion-for-skeptics.html

    and the follow-up comments for reasons why I think that particular challenge is something I have no interest in.

  • Do our thoughts have the power to heal? Aug 29, 2010

    I accept that thoughts can heal, or harm. I experience this daily when I see how I respond to mundane daily stresses. I can let events tear me down when I'm in the "wrong" frame of mind, or I can transcend it all and flow without stress. This is mostly modulated by the attitude that I maintain.

    But when I get a cold, as much as I try through my meditation practices, use of herbal concoctions, etc., it doesn't seem to make much difference in how long the cold lasts. So perhaps the cold viruses have their own "thoughts," and they want to thrive as much as I do. So now my body becomes a battleground of wits between the couple of trillion cells I call "me" (plus those extra ingredients we call consciousness, various not well understood energies, etc.), vs. a very large number of viruses.

    I can imagine a far future where we have all sorts of incredible energetic medical technologies that keep us ridiculously healthy, and yet we will all still get colds. What do those viruses know that we don't?

  • Certain yogis have remarkable—and proven—abilities. Why does mainstream science remain skeptical? Aug 13, 2010

    Here are two good places to start:

    Braud, W. (2008). Patanjali Yoga and siddhis: Their relevance to parapsychological theory and research. In K. R. Rao, A. C. Paranjpe, & A. K. Dalal (Eds.), Handbook of Indian psychology (pp. 217-243). New Delhi, India: Cambridge University Press (India)/Foundation Books.

    You can download this paper here: http://www.inclusivepsychology.com/uploads/PatanjaliYogaAndSiddhis.pdf

    Braud, W. (2010). Patanjali Yoga Sutras and parapsychological research: Exploring matches and mismatches. In K. R. Rao (Ed.), Yoga and parapsychology: Empirical research and theoretical studies (pp. 241-260). Delhi, India: Motilal Barnarsidass.

    This can be downloaded here: http://www.inclusivepsychology.com/uploads/Braud_Yoga_Psi_Matches_Mismatches2010.pdf

    This book is also an excellent resource:

    K. R. Rao (Ed.), Yoga and parapsychology. Delhi, India: Motilal Barnarsidass.

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