Annual Report

1. Physiological Changes in Remote Action Experiment

Weizhong Chen, Hideyuki Kokubo, Hirotaka Nakamura, Masataka Tanaka, Suzue Haraguchi, Tong Zhang, Tomoko Kokado, Mikio Yamamoto, Kimiko Kawano 1 and Takao Souma2(1 Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, 2 Tokyo Metropolitan College)

Keywords: direct mental interaction with living system (DMILS), remote action, laogong point, skin temperature of palm, qi, to-ate


In this experiment, which is one of a series of remote action experiments, two to-ate practitioners were placed in separate rooms with normal communication deprivated. We measured physiological changes of one of the two who acted as a Receiver, when the other who acted as a Sender, attempted to give "remote influence" to the Receiver at a distance. These subjects had shown statistically significant coincidences of the time of their apparent motions in previous similar experiments we had carried out.

The Receiver was seated in an electromagnetic shielding cage and the Sender performed only one "sending" motion during each 80-second trial in double blinded and randomized conditions. The Receiver's skin temperature of the left palm was sampled at a rate of 200Hz by a thermistor. The Sender or Receiver pushed the switch of an event marker when they sent or received a qi of to-ate. The output signals were recorded as the sending time or the response time, along with EEG and other physiological data, by a recorder.

We analyzed the Receiver's skin temperature changes [oC] in the period of 10 seconds before and after sending /receiving time. The difference of sending and receiving time was within 10 seconds, and the average of the finite difference of skin temperature from -10.0 sec is shown in Fig.1. Trace B showed some fluctuations from -5 sec to +4 sec during receiving time (0 sec) that were considered due to pushing and wanting to push the event marker switch, while trace A also showed a fluctuations at five seconds before sending time.

In conclusion, fluctuation of the Receiver's skin temperature during sending time was observed. We considered it to be caused by remote influences or the motion of pushing the switch since it was near the receiving time. But the analysis after that showed that the fluctuation during sending time was largely contributed by one trial.

Publications:
1) Chen, W., Kokubo, H., Nakamura, H., Tanaka, M., Haraguchi, S., Zhang, T., Kokado, T., Yamamoto, M., Kawano, K. and Souma, T.: J. Intl. Soc. Life Info. Sci., 19(1): 179-186, 2001.
2) Yamamoto, M., Hirasawa, M., Kawano, K., Yasuda, N. and Furukawa, A.: J. Intl. Soc. Life Info. Sci., 14, 97-101, 1996.
3) Yamamoto, M., Hirasawa, M., Kawano, K., Kokubo, H., Kokado, T., Hirata, T., Yasuda, N., Furukawa, A. and Fukuda, N.: J. Intl. Soc. Life Info. Sci., 14, 228-248, 1996.

Fig.1
Fig.1. Finite difference of skin temperature change of receiver's left palm before and after (+10.0 sec) receiving /sending time (0.0 sec)


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