DMILSDirect Mental Interaction with Living Systems (parapsychology)
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In this research project a single volunteer who made himself known to the Rhine Research Center (RRC) in 2013 will use direct interaction on a living system (DMILS) to put small animals to sleep or into a sleep-like state.
When the volunteer performed this type of DMILS on animals, certain possibly synchronous environmental changes were noted near him and were observed when the video recordings of these sessions were viewed.
Putting aside ganzfeld studies, three additional student projects were presented at the PA conventions, and they were all DMILS studies.
Watt's DMILS studies are therefore unlikely to serve as evidence of a significant file drawer.
(2004), for example, failed to replicate Schlitz and Braud's (1997) meta-analytic results in the DMILS domain.
Shamanism, traceable to the Paleolithic era has been related to potential psi phenomena such as DMILS and includes techniques akin to hypnosis (Cardena & Krippner, 2010).
Controlled investigations of direct mental interactions with living systems (DMILS) have addressed the effects of intention on a variety of such systems, including enzymes, cell cultures, bacteria, plants, mice, hamsters, and dogs, as well as humans (see Benor, 2001; Radin, 1997).
Addressing the correlates of DMILS or distant healing would provide further understanding of the modus operandi of such processes.
DMILS studies included attempts to facilitate attention-focusing and performance on a choice reaction time task, and the autonomic detection of remote observation.
Chapters 6 and 7 of the book discuss past and current research on psychokinesis, including process-oriented research and the possibility of parapsychological experimenter effects (applicable to all areas of psi research), and they provide good sections on macro-PK, psychic healing, and an exciting area with some of the biggest effects in psi, direct mental interaction with living systems (DMILS), including research on the sense of being stared at.
Parapsychology involves the study of anomalous experiences, such as OBEs, that may be primarily due to quite normal psychological processes, as well as the study of what we might call the "core phenomena" of parapsychology--phenomena such as ESP, PK, and DMILS, which may suggest the operation of processes that are beyond what science and psychology currently understand.