Psyleron's research findings all share one common theme
- that there is more to our physical reality than we experience
or are aware of in our daily lives. Our experiments, and
the experiments at PEAR that led to the founding of the
company all suggest that people are not merely passive
observers of the physical world. Instead, it would seem
that our thoghts, intentions, and ways of relating to
things can actually shape physical outcomes in a measurable
The PEAR Lab is famous for using a "Random Event
Generator" to study mind-influence phenomena. To
understand what a REG is, imagine an electronic coin flipper.
Both produce a stream of random binary outcomes. But instead
of "heads" and "tails," the REG produces
"1s" or "0s." These are the symbols
that computers use. Each "1" or "0"
is actually a quantum event happening inside the REG.
The laws of physics say that you can't predict these quantum
events, so we know the REG generates fundamentally random
data. When the REG is left to generate large bodies of
data (many, many binary events), we can use statistics
to show that there's an essentially equal number of "1s"
to "0s," which you would expect.
In the simplest PEAR experiment, a REG would be turned
on, and shown to generate this statistically balanced
ratio. Then a human volunteer (or "operator")
would be asked to try to influence the REG to produce
more "1s" than "0s," or vice-versa,
just by willing it. This was called "going high"
or "going low." The PEAR scientists would then
look for significant imbalances in the data. Basically,
the PEAR scientists were trying to see the actual power
of intent on the physical world.
We call these experiments "intention experiments,"
and are currently working to apply the findings to reflection,
self-understanding, and emotional intelligence. In a later
series of experiments, we found that when an REG is brought
into a group environment and run with no explicit intention,
it seems that certain kinds of group interaction seem
to have an ordering effect on the output of the device.
We refer to these experiments as "FieldREG,"
and are currently in the process of using our findings
to quantiatively measure the subjective elements of group
dynamics and interpersonal interaction. This is particularly
useful in the fields of business, education, and leadership.
While little is known about these effects, we do know
for sure that their implications are profound and that
they can not be explained by any conventional mechanisms.
Our hope is that this introduction to the methods and
results of prior experiments will make the rest of our
site easier to understand, and also provide a thought-provoking
background for those who are just beginning to explore
the relationship between consciousness and the physical
world. Our updated web site will provide more information
about new findings since the closure of the PEAR lab.