The REG-1 device has its origins in the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory, which was founded in 1979 by Robert G. Jahn, a professor of aerospace engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. The lab was managed by Brenda Dunne, a developmental psychologist trained at the University of Chicago, and had a full-time staff of half a dozen scientists as well as numerous interns and visiting researchers.
During its 28-year history, the lab worked to study and understand the anomalous impact that the mind seemed to have on physical devices, including electronic random event generators, REGs, (also know as Random Number Generators, RNGs). The lab’s objective was to study the ability of consciousness to influence physical processes. In particular, the question was whether human minds might interact with sensitive instruments to subtly alter their output and behavior. The concern was that our increasingly high-tech world might be at risk from slight bending of output distributions, leading to unexpected results. Research was also conducted into remote perception, the ability of a person to perceive information that should be inaccessible through the standard senses. The lab’s findings in this area was also of interest to the US Military’s program called StarGate, which sought to gain miliatry intelligence through remote viewing.
All the experiments at the lab were conducted using volunteers, and the overall experimental databases provided highly statistically significant evidence that the effects being observed–though small in magnitude–were not simply a chance occurrence. In short, the lab used the scientific method to show results that can not be explained by our current understanding of nature. A full list of the more than 60 PEAR publications can be found on the PEAR website at http://pearlab.icrl.org. In addition, please click on the Resources tab to review some other books that review research on this topic from a wider set of institutions.
To find out more about the PEAR lab, see the PEAR Proposition DVD offered on the product page. The DVD gives a comprehensive overview of the 28 year research program complete with lectures to students by the founder, a lab tour, and in-depth interviews