Can technology support deeper human connection by directly synchronizing human brains? Research suggests that brains already sync up during social interaction. Can we amplify this? Is there a future of true technological telepathy? Dr. Michael Persinger, inventor of the God Helmet, Mandy Scott, and Brendan Lehman, will present their recent work exploring Excess Correlation, which is a measurable connection between brains, even across long distances. The Excess Correlation Project is an open source hardware platform which will allow anyone to replicate the startling and controversial findings.
Persinger has over 200 peer reviewed publications, and his work has appeared in popular media around the world. We will also hear from two researcher’s from Persinger’s lab, who have helped shape the Excess Correlation research: Brendan Lehman, and Mandy Scott. Brendan’s work has explored how externally induced excess correlation between a novice and expert video game player, can cause the novice to learn faster. Mandy’s work has probed deeply into the nature of consciousness and psi phenomena, including Quantitiative EEG research.