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File400 - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?2016-012021-03

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
400 - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?
Duration: 2016-01 - 2021-03
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach
Institution(s): European University Viadrina, Institute of Transcultural Health Studies, Frankfurt Oder (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.. Horan, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Matrix experiment / Generalised entanglement / PK / Replication / Parapsychology

DocumentIs the matrix experiment a replicable experimental paradigm?2019

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
400 - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?
Duration: 2016-01 - 2021-03
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach
Institution(s): European University Viadrina, Institute of Transcultural Health Studies, Frankfurt Oder (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.. Horan, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Matrix experiment / Generalised entanglement / PK / Replication / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Is the matrix experiment a replicable experimental paradigm?
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.scientificexploration.org/docs/2019_SSE_Full.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
The matrix experiment, presented at the SSE Yale meeting in 2017, is a further development of the standard micro-psychokinesis experiment developed and conducted successfully three times by Walter von Lucadou. We have previously conducted a large replication that was positive and have convened a consensus expert meeting to develop a joint protocol. Now we and others have conducted experiments following this protocol. The difference of this experiment from other psychokinesis (PK) experiments consists in the fact that it does not test directly a deviation from randomness, but only indirectly. This is due to the belief derived from our generalized quantum theory that such PK and other anomalistic effects are not causal and not mediated by signals of any kinds or fields, but that they are non-local correlations set up by systemic variables. Hence attempts to “prove” that there are anomalistic signals are deemd to failure long term, at least in strict replications. We have approached this problem by setting up a large correlation matrix of 45 physical variables that are paired with 45 psychological variables, measured during the experiment. We test the number of significant correlations in this matrix against chance and against a control matrix. While
three experiments by Ana Borges in Edinburgh have been positive, our own replication has been negative. We will present the experiment and its result and discuss both the theoretical consequences and potential alternative statistical evaluation strategies for the future. One criticism that can be raised against this experiment is that the statistical procedure, which follows the logic of a randomization test, destroys the correlations, and hence a different strategy should be sought. A possible solution might be found in a kind of adaptation test that tests the joint distribution of correlations in both the experimental and control matrix against a theoretical expectation, thereby circumventing the potential transfer of information that is prohibited by the No-Transfer-of-Information Theorem of our model.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Document type:
Abstract book
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Walach, H. (2019). Is the matrix experiment a replicable experimental paradigm? Abstract book of the 38th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration. Consilience: Developing the Foundations of a New Scientific Paradigm (p. 63). Broomfield, Colorado.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Micro PK / Entanglement / Replication / Decline effect / Consensus protocol

Is the matrix experiment a replicable experimental paradigm?

Is the matrix experiment a replicable experimental paradigm?

DocumentFinal report - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?2019

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
400 - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?
Duration: 2016-01 - 2021-03
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach
Institution(s): European University Viadrina, Institute of Transcultural Health Studies, Frankfurt Oder (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.. Horan, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Matrix experiment / Generalised entanglement / PK / Replication / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3529/is-the-matrix-experiment-really-a-robust-and-artifact-free-experimental-model.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND
The Matrix Experiment, originally developed by Walter von Lucadou, is a special set-up for a micro-PK experiment in which participants do not target the random output as such. Rather a large matrix of psychological and physical variables associated with the experiment is constructed and the number of significant correlations in this matrix is tested against chance and a control matrix. Previous experiments were positive.
AIM
To develop a consensus protocol for this experiment and pilot test it in order to allow for a wider application in the scientific community.
METHOD
We conducted a Delphi-study and convened an expert group to discuss the protocol. The final protocol was used for a first pilot.
RESULTS
We convened 26 experts and found a consensus on a final protocol. The protocol was made public at Open Science Framework at https://osf.io/cx2tf/. One first pilot experiment was conducted. This experiment could not replicate our earlier findings.
CONCLUSIONS
There is a consensus protocol available that can be used by researchers. The first attempt using this protocol was negative. Thus it seems the Matrix experiment is not as such a simple, fool-proof method but is also subject to a decline effect. Additional analysis and discussions show that the effect seems to be preserved within the experiment, but seems to shift between the experimental and control matrix. It is likely that a new and more sensitive method to document it will be necessary. The agreed-upon method of a Monte-Carlo analysis destroys correlations and thus might be overly conservative.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Vogt, H.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
2
Reference:
Walach, H., & Vogt, H. (2019). Final report - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Micro PK / Entanglement / Replication / Decline effect / Consensus protocol

Final report - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?

Final report - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?

DocumentNailing Jelly: The Replication Problem Seems to Be Unsurmountable - Two Failed Replications of the Matrix Experiment2022

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
400 - Is the Matrix-Experiment Really a Robust and Artifact Free Experimental Model to Demonstrate Generalised Entanglement Effects?
Duration: 2016-01 - 2021-03
Researcher(s):
Harald Walach
Institution(s): European University Viadrina, Institute of Transcultural Health Studies, Frankfurt Oder (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Language: eng
Author:
Walach, H.. Horan, M.
Number of reproductions:
2
Keywords:
Matrix experiment / Generalised entanglement / PK / Replication / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-400.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Nailing Jelly: The Replication Problem Seems to Be Unsurmountable - Two Failed Replications of the Matrix Experiment
Publication year: 2022
URL:
https://journalofscientificexploration.org/index.php/jse/article/view/2031
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
We have reported previously on positive effects found in the matrix experiment. This is a setup where a random event generator (REG) drives a display, which participants are instructed to “influence” at will, i.e., in a psychokinesis (PK) setup. The difference of this matrix experiment from standard micro-PK REG experiments was that the deviation from randomness was not measured, but a large array of 2025 correlations between the behavior of the participant and the behavior of the REG was tested. This previous experiment was significant, and we devised a consensus protocol, which was deposited before commencement, according to which we conducted two independent replications with the same experimental setup and equipment. In the first experiment 64 participants conducted the experiment in one location under the experimental guidance of KK, in the second experiment 40 participants conducted the experiment in another location under the experimental guidance of HV. The analysis used a non-parametric randomization test with 10,000 iterations. None of the two experiments was significant. While in the first experiment a very small, but non-significant effect was found, in the second experiment no effect whatsoever was detectable. Sensitivity analyses did not suggest that the effect was in fact there but overlooked by our analysis. We discuss the findings in the context of the larger debate around replicability of parapsychological (PSI) research results and our theoretical model. This starts from the assumptions that such PSI effects are likely effects of a generalized form of entanglement correlations, and a consequence of this model is that such effects must not be used for the transfer of signals. Classical experiments, however, are detectors or extractors of signals in or from systems. This seems to be prohibited. Thus, the replication problem and this failed replication is likely part of the systematic nature of these effects. This makes it unlikely that experimental research alone will be successful in the long run demonstrating PSI effects. Our conclusion is that the matrix experiment is not a replicable paradigm in PSI research.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Walach, H.
Secondary author(s):
Kirmse, K. A., Sedlmeier, P., Vogt, H.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Walach, H., Kirmse, K. A., Sedlmeier, P., Vogt, H., Hinterberger, T., & von Lucadou, W. (2022). Nailing Jelly: The Replication Problem Seems to Be Unsurmountable. Two Failed Replications of the Matrix Experiment. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 35(4), 788-828. doi: 10.31275/20212031
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Random event generator / Psychokinesis / Replication

Nailing Jelly: The Replication Problem Seems to Be Unsurmountable - Two Failed Replications of the Matrix Experiment

Nailing Jelly: The Replication Problem Seems to Be Unsurmountable - Two Failed Replications of the Matrix Experiment