Remote viewers perform better in certain emotional states

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June 2024

Precognition — the ability to sense seemingly unpredictable future events — is one of the most robust psi phenomena. A number of studies have provided evidence for precognition, where participants must implicitly or explicitly predict future outcome of truly random processes.

According to a new study, certain circumstances can enhance precognitive remote viewing performance. Participants were better at predicting future outcomes when they could choose the target freely, when they found the target interesting, and when they had a feeling of unconditional love.

The participants of the study were asked to describe a target that would be randomly selected and presented to them only after they had completed their description.

Two experiments were conducted. The first one, comprising some 5,000 trials, was a forced-choice precognitive remote viewing (PRV) task, where the participants selected which of two or more potential targets that best matched their description before the target was selected. The targets were different kinds of genre images or symbols.

The second experiment, consisting of about 300 trials, was a free-response PRV task, in which the participants submitted their description to the experimenter before the target was selected. Two experienced remote viewing judges then assessed each participant’s description as compared to the actual future target the participant was shown and a non-target comparison image.

None of the participants were pre-screened for precognition ability. In the first experiment (forced-choice), no target precognition greater than chance was detected. In the second one (free-response), however, significant precognition of the target image was evident.

The second experiment also showed that a stronger sense of unconditional love, described as “the benevolent desire that everyone and everything reaches their greatest possible fulfillment”, was correlated with better outcome (but, interestingly enough, so was increased anxiety).

In both experiments the precognitive accuracy was higher the more interesting participants found the target to be.

“These results suggest that accuracy on PRV tasks is related to the emotional state of participants and target interestingness”, write the three researchers Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time (TILT) and San Diego university, Kirstan Cameron of TILT and Marc Bocuzzi of the Windbridge Research Center.

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