Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
Technical Note PEAR 89002
Within the constellation of activities comprising the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory, a program addressing precognitive remote perception (PRP) experiments and analytical methodology provides important indicators of the basic nature of the consciousness-related phenomena under study. As the project has evolved, the binary scoring techniques used to quantify the PRP results have been refined to preclude a hierarchy of possible strategic or computational artifacts, thereby permitting more discriminating assessment of the experimental data, the design of more effective experiments, and the formulation of more appropriate theoretical models.
In this report are presented a complete update of the PRP data, descriptions of the analytical refinements, and a summary of the salient results. In brief, the PRP protocol continues to prove a viable means for achievement of anomalous information acquisition about remote physical targets by a broad range of volunteer participants. The full data base consists of 411 trials, 336 of which meet the criteria for formal data, generated by 48 individuals over a period of approximately ten years. Effects are found to compound incrementally over a large number of experiments, rather than being dominated by a few outstanding efforts or a few exceptional participants. The yield is statistically insensitive to the mode of target selection, to the number of percipients addressing a given target, and, over the ranges tested, to the spatial separation of the percipient from the target and even to the temporal separation of the perception effort from the time of target visitation. Overall results are unlikely by chance to the order of 10E-10.