Analysis of Electrodermal Activity (EDA) in Remote Perception Task Using Electromagnetic Shield Cage - Part II

Author: Kokubo H 1,2//Yamamoto M 1//Yamada K 3//Kawano K 4,1////
Affiliation: National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) [1]//Institute for Future Research (Tokyo, Japan) [2]/Morita Children’s Clinic (Tokyo, Japan) [3]//Nippon Medical School (Tokyo, Japan) [4]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 480-483 , Word Count: 158

In the present experiment, two professional practitioners of Japanese martial arts were put in separate rooms with communicational deprivation, while the authors measured physiological changes of one of the two, acting as a Receiver, when the other, acting as a Sender, attempted to give 'remote action' to the Receiver at a distance. The Receiver was seated in an electromagnetic shielding cage and the Sender performed only one 'sending' motion per 80-second trial on double blinded and randomized conditions. The Receiver's skin conductances were sampled at a rate of 200Hz using an exosomatic method (DC 0.5V constant). Results showed the ratio of the Receiver's skin conductance changed at the sending time. Personalities of the subjects were tested by Yatabe-Guilford Personality Inventory (Y-G test) and Tokyo University Egogram (TEG). Both subjects' personalities were evaluated as D-group (Stable-Active Type) on the Y-G test. The Receiver's personality was evaluated as FC dominant type and the Sender's personality as trapezoid type by TEG.