Monday, May 18, 2020

Thoughtography: Interaction of Mind with Image Sensor

PsyArXiv, a free preprint service for the psychological sciences, publishes paper "Modern Thoughtography: Mind Interaction at a distance with digital camera sensors: a pilot study" by Luciano Pederzoli, Marco Bilucaglia, Elena Prati, Marzio Matteoli, and Patrizio Tressoldi from EvanLab, Università IULM, and Università di Padova, Italy.

"The main purpose of this pilot study was to verify the possibility of mentally and distantly influencing the digital sensor of a professional photographic camera to make a pre-chosen image appear on it. This study is part of a rich field of research on mind-matter interaction which by now has an approximately 70 year history, as documented by Duggan (2017).

In this case here it was decided to verify the possibility of influencing sensors of modern professional photographic cameras specifically because they now have a large number of pixels and each pixel also has a very high signal/noise ratio, so that for each pixel we can record a brightness range of 12 bits, or 4096 different values.

Three participants experienced in distant mind-matter interaction techniques took part in a total of 48 trials. In 7 out of 48 trials (14.5%) the value of the Structural Similarity Index of the target image chosen by the participant for the distant mental influence trial on the camera’s sensor was greater than that obtained when the target was different.

Although still preliminary, these results suggest that it may be possible to use modern professional cameras to study the effects of distant mind-matter interactions.


  1. Now I understand why my phone camera is always out of focus !!! It is not due to its low-quality lenses, but it is my mind interfering the sensor...

  2. I'm still waking up, and drinking my coffee, so it took me a second to mentally check if today was April 1st!

    Are these people serious? Every attempt to study telepathy, remote viewing, telekinesis has come up with nothing (including well-funded efforts by the US military). There are no known mechanisms, apart from wishful thinking, statistical errors, and fraud.

  3. A million monkeys on a million typewriters, or a megamonty for short, versus a few megapixels. Who will write the better story?


  4. If this turns out to be true, it will spell doom for autonomous vehicles and robots that employ digital cameras. Skilled telepaths will be able, at a distance, to inject fake images onto the sensors of autonomous cars and military drones, causing chaos both on the ground and in the air.

    (N.B. I'm not worried yet)


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