FieldREG II: Consciousness Field Effects:
Replications and Explorations
R. D. Nelson, R. G. Jahn, B. J. Dunne, Y. H. Dobyns, G. J. Bradish
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research, School of Engineering/Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Journal of Scientific Exploration, 1998 (in press).
Also available as Technical Note PEAR 97001.
Based on formal analysis of 18 exploratory applications, 12 of which have been previously reported, a testable general hypothesis for FieldREG experiments has been postulated, namely that data taken in environments fostering relatively intense or profound subjective resonance will show larger deviations of the mean relative to chance expectation than those generated in more pragmatic assemblies. The 61 subsequent FieldREG applications reported here comprise 21 hypothesis-based formal replications, along with 40 further explorations designed to learn more about the circumstances that favor anomalous deviations. The results of the formal replications strongly confirm the general hypothesis, yielding a composite probability against chance for the resonant subset of 2.2 x 10-6 compared to 0.91 for the mundane subset. The exploratory work suggests other venues in which anomalous effects of group consciousness can be expected, and also identifies a number of situations that do not appear to be conducive to such responses.