Psyleron Mind Lamp™
The Psyleron Mind Lamp™ is a color-changing ambient device that can respond to your conscious or subconscious mind. Inside the lamp is a quantum measurement device called a random event
generator, or REG. The REG controls the relative mixtures of an internal LED's
primary colors: red, green, and blue. The mixtures result in the many vibrant
and dynamic colors produced by the lamp. Each lamp is constructed of blown glass
and is sandblasted to achieve a semi-opaque surface that gently disperses
light. The lamp's high-quality construction makes it a great gift item, and a
beautiful addition to any living area or workspace.
The Mind Lamp - REG Desk Light
The Mind Lamp™ is a product of
Psyleron, Inc., a company
and research organization exploring the connection between the mind and the physical world.
Our goal is to make consciousness-related research and technology more accessible to the public.
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Random Event Generators
The Psyleron random event generator (REG) is a device that converts quantum-level physical phenomena into a digital output. Prevailing theories in quantum mechanics contend that these outputs are intrinsically random and follow a predictable statistical distribution.
However, some scientists have found exceptions. Researchers at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory at Princeton University, for example, have found that the human mind is capable of influencing the output of such an REG to alter its statistical distribution. The mechanism by which this
occurs is unknown, and is not based on known physical effects such as electromagnetic fields. The researchers' conclusion was that a subtle yet direct connection exists between the mind and the physical world.
The Psyleron Mind Lamp™ was developed in collaboration with scientists from the PEAR laboratory. A built-in Psyleron REG controls the color changing system, leaving the lamp open to the mind's influence.
Several Color Phases of the Lamp
There are two basic "modes" or styles for using the lamp:
an intentional mode, in which you attempt to influence the color activity
of the lamp directly, and a background mode, in which you leave the lamp to run in a room
while other activity is taking place, periodically noticing the lamp's behavior.
These two modes are simply different contexts in which you can use the lamp.
These two basic modes lend themselves to many different applications. For example,
you might challenge your friends turn the lamp a specific color, or bring it to
meetings or brainstorming sessions and observe how it behaves in those environments. Or let it run
while you are meditating, or engaged in some creative activity, reflecting upon how its colors are changing
Research papers exploring the influence of consciousness on random physical
systems are available for anyone to read and consider (see www.princeton.edu/~pear).
Anecdotally, users often report that
openness to experience and certain states of mind correlate with lamp
behavior. By exploring these states of mind and their effect, many users
feel that they learn more about themselves.
Typical Lamp Behavior
Absent the mind's influence, The Mind Lamp™ is calibrated to shift colors in a slow, random fashion. It may naturally wander from color
to color, or remain for a period of time on one color, and then slowly shift to a new color and remain there. Then it might shift through several colors fairly
quickly. This is because the REG device controls the output of the lamp in a random, irregular fashion. Your job
is to influence the action of the lamp by deciding what you want it to do.
Although the Mind Lamp™ works using an REG device located in the
base of the unit, we encourage you not to think about the REG itself. Our
interpretation of the research suggests that the mind is constantly
interacting with random or uncertain systems, and can influence their
observable outcomes based on its intention. This approach is very
different from mechanistic ways of thinking, which might require you to
direct your intention towards a physical sensor. Don't worry about that
for now—just be confident in your intention.
RGB Color Wheel
The Color Wheel
The first thing you will probably want to do is see
if you can make the lamp change to a particular color. Remember that the Mind Lamp™ typically
moves from color to color by progressing around the color wheel, rather
than by jumping directly to a new color. If the lamp is blue and you
want it to turn red, then it can go either way around the color wheel to
get there (i.e., blue > cyan > green > yellow > orange > red; or blue >
purple > magenta > red). White is a "jackpot" color, which appears when
the REG is producing strongly imbalanced data, or when you are having
a very strong effect on the lamp. After white, the lamp typically jumps to
the color opposite to the previous one in the color wheel scheme.
An alternative to the intentional mode is the background mode, where the Mind Lamp™ runs
continuously in the background during other activities. Leaving the lamp
to run in your living room or dining room, for example, you may enjoy
simply noticing what the lamp is doing when you walk by.
In these situations, the first thing to look for is whether the Mind Lamp™ is
cycling through its colors, or is just sitting on one. Sometimes it will seem to
change colors rapidly and repeatedly. This is unusual behavior for the lamp, in
the sense that rapid color change is unlikely and not pre-programmed.
Several Color Phases of the Lamp
Research and experience have shown that it is possible to influence the lamp
subconsciously, by exercising a kind of intention that occurs
beneath the level of direct awareness. Instead of establishing a conscious
intention for the lamp's behavior, you may find it interesting to reflect
upon the ways in which the deeper parts of your mind might influence
Our customers have reported that paying attention to their effect on REG
devices helps to provide an increased awareness of the subtle and
subjective elements of daily experiences. Some Mind Lamp™ customers
run the lamp in the background during office meetings or brainstorming
sessions, reflecting upon its color changes as a means of better
understanding aspects of the discussion.
Multiple Lamps One of the most remarkable ways to use the Mind Lamp™ is with other
Mind Lamps™! Putting three lamps together, for example, adds a compelling new
twist to the standard Background Mode: instead of watching for a single lamp to
cycle colors, watch for all three lamps to "harmonize" and all turn a single
color. Watching them change and align can be quite an experience, especially
with focused groups of people.
The Mind Lamp™ can be remarkably engaging, so be sure to have some fun with it!
The lamp is a perfect centerpiece for parties, so here are a few games you can
play at your next one.
Direct Color Change
This game is simple—first the group
decides which color they want the lamp to be, and then attempts to make the lamp
change to that color (a useful team building demonstration).
Tug of War
Another basic game is a form of tug of war, in which two teams
compete to turn the lamp one color or another. For example, if the lamp
is sitting on green, one team can try to make it turn blue, and one team
yellow. You should choose colors on opposing sides of the color wheel,
about the same distance (one or two colors) away. You may even find
that the lamp changes to white and avoids either! (Let us know what
You can also compete for the fastest time to cycle colors
around the color wheel, attempt to break your own records, or invent other
related games. One of the best games we've tried is to set up three lamps at
once, and try to make them all turn a single color. Let us know what you come up with!
Science Writer, United States
The lamp is so much fun. The colors are amazing to stare into. What I've noticed about how it works
(for me, anyway) is that it will hover around one color, slowly changing into another, until I spin around in my chair
and engage it consciously. When I do, often its rate of change speeds up, and cycles through a number of colors. Then the
color changing goes back to normal after a short while. I love it.
Web Developer, United States
We have one of these in our office. Last Wednesday a few of us went up to the lamp and said, "Ok, let's
all make it turn red." When we did, it changed pretty quickly from blue to green to red (with a flash of bright white in between) in about 30 seconds,
and then stayed a deep red color for some time. We hadn't seen it work quite like that before.
- The Psyleron Mind Lamp™
- Power Supply with 6ft (180cm) Cord
- Mind Lamp™ Booklet (outlines relevant research, theory, and example uses)
- Sandblasted Glass
- Energy Efficient: 5 Watts
- Power Adapter (120V AC with US plug)
- Approximate Dimensions:
4.5" x 4.5" x 12.5"
11.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 31.8 cm
- Weight: 18 oz (500 g)
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