EEG Change in Anomalous Perception Task Related to Somatic Sensation

Author: Yamamoto Mikio 1//Hirasawa Masahiko 1//Kokubo Hideyuki 1//Kawano Kimiko 12//Kokado Tomoko 1//Hirata Tsuyoshi 3//Yasuda Nakahiro 1
National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan [1]//Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan [2]//Information Technology Research Laboratory, NEC Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan [3]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 88-92 , Special Notes: Also in Japanese. Third Symposium of Life Information Science. , Word Count: 184

A qigong master (qi sender) and an ordinary person (qi receiver) were placed in a sensory-shielded state made with a metal box etc., and anomalous perception by qigong was attempted while both were connected to electroencephalographs. The sender transmitted qi during a randomly selected half one minute period. The receiver attempted to perceive the time zone. Over 20 trials, the receiver was not able to perceive the true sending time zone with any statistical significance. However, a statistically significant difference was observed in the alpha wave amplitude in her electroencephalogram between the sending and non-sending time zones at the corresponding region to her somatic sensory and motor area in the period 13 to 17 seconds from the start of the task. This result not only suggests the existence of anomalous perception in the subconscious but also has an interesting consistency with results of our experiments on anomalous perception related to visual sensation on the point that the alpha wave amplitude in the receiver's electroencephalograms increases on his / her sensory area related to a loaded anomalous perception task at 10 or more seconds after the start of the task.