Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 12, No 2 (2016)

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Can Long-Term Training in Highly Focused Forms of Observation Potientially Influence Performace in Terms of the Observer Model In Physics? Consideration of Adepts of Observational Meditation Practice

William C. Bushell

Abstract


This paper presents developments in a published yet still little known model of how intensively trained individuals - adepts or virtuosi of special meditational techniques - appear to be potentially capable of radically enhancing their sensory perceptual capacities to the point of, for example, directly perceiving light at the scale of single photons, at the quantum mechanical limit of its detectability.  This is a working model which is based also on little-known work of leading physicists and biophysicists from Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley and other institutions.

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