History of the issue Questions about the nature of conscious awareness have likely been asked for as long as there have been humans.
The group events studied included psychotherapy sessions, theater presentations, religious rituals, sports competitions such as the Football World Cupand television broadcasts such as the Academy Awards.
The project claimed the results suggested it would be worthwhile to build a permanent network of continuously-running REGs. The GCP maintains a network of hardware random number generators which are interfaced to computers at 70 locations around the world.
Custom software reads the output of the random number generators and records a trial sum of bits once every second. The data are sent to a server in Princeton, creating a database of synchronized parallel sequences of random numbers.
The GCP is run as a replication experiment, essentially combining the results of many distinct tests of the hypothesis. The hypothesis is tested by calculating the extent of data fluctuations at the time of events. The procedure is specified by a three-step experimental protocol.
In the first step, the event duration and the calculation algorithm are pre-specified and entered into a formal registry. In the third step, the event Z-score is combined with the Z-scores from previous events to yield an overall result for the experiment.
The remote devices have been dubbed Princeton Eggs, a reference to the coinage electrogaiagram, a portmanteau of electroencephalogram and Gaia.
Scargle believes unless both Bayesian and classical p-value analysis agree and both show the same anomalous effects, the kind of result GCP proposes will not be generally accepted.
It is not possible, for example, to look at the data and predict with any accuracy what if anything the eggs may be responding to.Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
It has been defined variously in terms of sentience, awareness, qualia, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood or soul, the fact that there is something "that it is like" to "have" or .
The Global Consciousness Project (GCP, also called the EGG Project) is a parapsychology experiment begun in as an attempt to detect possible interactions of .
OLIVER SACKS was born in in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York.
Biko was a founding member of the South African Student Organization (SASO), an exclusively black student organization that stressed the need for black South Africans to liberate themselves psychologically and to become self-reliant in order to fundamentally change South Africa.
The formation of SASO in marked the beginning of the Black Consciousness . Dialogues on Science, Art, History, Myth and Spirituality. Linguist, anthropologist and Doctor in Comparative Religion Luis Eduardo Luna and his wife, cultural producer Adriana Rosa, created Wasiwaska, Research Center for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Art and Consciousness in October , an educational organization.
On behalf of the Human Brain Project, we are pleased to invite scientists, physicians, and students to join HBP’s first large international conference devoted to the understanding of consciousness.