Quantitative survey of systematic deviations in Brownian movement experiment affected by qi

Author: Wang Yonghuai//Zhou Lei//Xu Dong//Huang Junjie//Li Yan//Ge Zheng
China [1]
Conference/Journal: 1st World Conf Acad Exch Med Qigong
Date published: 1988
Other: Pages: 179 , Word Count: 469

In April of 1987, the Research Society of the Natural Mysteries of
the Beijing University organized a series of lectures, in which Mr. Wang
Yonghuai delivered a speech entitled 'The Effects of Imaginative Faculty.' In his speech, Mr. Wang suggested the idea of quantitatively
measurement of the effect intensity of the human latent faculties
(including qigong functions and peculiar functions) by a smooth stochastic

In physics, Brownian Movement is a classical and typical experiment of a smooth stochastic process. The random movement of small particles suspended in macroscopic static liquid, resulting from the impact of molecules in the surrounding fluid, conforms to the normal distribution


Here, q(x)dx denotes the probability of the particles being
displaced from x to x+dx in x direction (in a level direction) in the course of time, delta t-o is a constant, determined by delta t, mass and radius of particles, viscosity and temperature of medium. According to Maxwell-Boltzman distribution function, we have


This paper presents the result of a typical experiment, which was
carried out strictly under the normal procedure of the standard Brownian
Movement experiment. It recorded a group of 500 data in case of
Performer A or B's mind power interference and also a comparative
group of data in absence of any mind power interference.

The result of the experiment showed that while the data of the
comparative group were identical with the theoretical calculations,
evident deviations from the theoretical calculations occurred in the data
of the mind-power-interfered group---a value changed by 24%. With the
various other reasons for such deviations considered to the greatest
extent, the statistical significance of P< 10 % still stands.

This demonstrates that the change of random distribution occurred
in the mind-power interfered group is not an accident but an oriented
systematic deviation instead. In other words, the performer realized
orientatedly a less than 10% probability in the course of his affecting the Brownian Movement.

Many qigong experiments acquired the statistical results containing
very striking deviations, but this experiment proves only that deviations
do exist, probably because 1. The quantity of samples in this experiment
is relatively large; 2. The samples in this experiment are completely
isolated, unlike other experiment, in which the effected objects form one
system and thus enlarge the quantity of functions in its effects.

Since the law of the Brownian Movement has been fully investigated and the relevant mathematical tools have long been perfected, it is possible for us to search for a deeper insight with them into the mechanism of human latent faculties effects and eventually discover a measuring criterion (such as the ability to realize events of little probability) to quantitatively describe the effect-intensity of human latent faculties, so as to lay an experimental foundation of establishing a phenomenological model for the study of the human latent faculties effects.