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2018 Vol. 82(S) 87-95

Etzel Cardeña, Ph.D.
Parapsychology Press


Schmidt, H. (2018). Precognition of a Quantum Process. Journal of Parapsychology, 82, Suppl., 87-95.


Precognition of a Quantum Process

Helmut Schmidt

In  two precognition experiments, the subjects were faced with four colored  lamps which were lit in random sequence. Their objective was to guess  which of the four lamps would light up next and to press the  corresponding button. In the first experiment, there were three  subjects, who carried out a total of 63,066 trials. Their combined  results were highly significant (p < 2 x 10-9).

In  the second experiment, two of the same subjects plus a third had their  choice of trying to predict, as before, which lamp would light up next  (to try for high score) or to choose one which would not light next (low  score). In a total of 20,000 trials, the subjects were again successful  in achieving their aim to a highly significant extent (p < 10-10).

For  providing the random target sequence, use was made of single quantum  processes which may represent nature’s most elementary source of  randomness. A practical advantage of the device is that it works fast  and that the randomness can be easily computer tested.

The  author is a physicist who is particularly interested in statistical  physics and the foundations of quantum theory. After teaching at  universities in Germany, Canada, and the U.S. he has joined Boeing  Scientific Research Laboratories. ---[Original]Ed.


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