Analysis of the Receiver's EEG in Remote Perception Task

Author: Zhang T 1,2//Yamamoto M 1//Kokubo H 1,2//Kawano K 3,1////
Affiliation: National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) [1]//Institute for Future Technology (Tokyo, Japan) [2]Nippon Medical School (Tokyo, Japan) [3]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 458-462 , Word Count: 174

In the present experiment, two experienced practitioners of a Japanese martial art were subjects. One acted as a sender while the other acted as a receiver. They were put in separate rooms with communication deprivation to perform a task of 'remote action and perception'. One run was made up of three successive 80-second trials during which only one 'sending' was performed in double-blinded and randomized conditions. Both physiological changes of the sender and the receiver were measured during the experiment. In this paper, changes of the mean amplitudes of alpha wave and theta wave of the receiver during a period of 10 seconds around the sending time were analyzed at an interval of 1 second. Compared with values of the resting state, statistically significant decreases of theta activity were found in C4 and T6 areas, while statistically significant increases of the alpha wave were found in Fp1, Fp2 and T5 areas. However when compared to values during the period of non-sending, statistically significant changes of alpha wave were found in T5, T6, O1 and O2 areas.