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Walter von Lucadou

Walter von Lucadou
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Parapsychologie (WGFP) · Parapsychologische Beratungsstelle

Dr.rer.nat. Dr.phil.

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Introduction
Walter von Lucadou currently works at the Parapsychologische Beratungsstelle, Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Parapsychologie (WGFP). Walter does research in Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Science and Psychophysics. Their current project is 'Entanglement-correlations in psycho-physical systems'. I am working with both experimental and theoretical methods. I try to apply "Generalized Quantum Theory" (GQT) and the "Model of Pragmatic Information" (MPI) in experimental setings, field research and counseling.
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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 f...
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The purpose of this paper is a theoretical one. It does not enter the debate of evidencebased medicine (EBM) about the validity of meta-analyses including pooled data from placebo-controlled clinical trials of homeopathy and the result of epidemiological clinical studies about the success of homoeopathic treatments. The paper tries to answer the qu...
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The old philosophical question of body and mind - res extensa and res cogitans - is emerging in a new way with the problem of "artificial intelligence" (AI) and "virtual reality" (VR). The "Imitation Game" was a thought experiment developed by Alan M. TURING (1912-1954) to clarify the question of whether a computer would produce "consciousness" in...
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Abstract The growing complexity, opaqueness and specialization of many areas of life and - above all - a booming psychological and esoteric market create the necessity for counselling and advice for individuals who encounter so-called 'paranormal' experiences. These experiences are often interpreted as 'transpersonal' or 'spiritual', depending on t...
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Scientific facts are constituted as consensus about observable phenomena against the background of an accepted, or at least plausible, theory. Empirical data without a theoretical framework are at best curiosities and anomalies, at worst they are neglected. The problem of parapsychological research since its inception with the foundation of the Soc...
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A systemic phenomenological model that assumes the movability of the Cartesian cut is proposed and elucidated by means of a single exploratory case study. The model assumes that a continuum from purely psychosomatic disorders to RSPK cases exists. The degree of externalization (locus of control) of the affected person serves as an ordering paramete...
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Synchronistic or psi phenomena are interpreted as entangle-ment correlations in a generalized quantum theory. From the principle that entanglement correlations cannot be used for transmitting information, we can deduce the decline effect, frequently observed in psi experiments, and we propose strategies for suppressing it and improving the visibili...
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The paper presents an experiment that is a conceptual replication of two earlier experiments which demonstrate entanglement correlations between a quantum physical random process and certain psychological variables of human observers. In the present study button‐pushes were used as psychological variables. The button‐pushes were performed by the su...
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Personal as well as scientific evidence that leads to the conviction that paranormal phenomena exist is often based on personal experiences. It is important to formulate criteria that constitute personal or scientific evidence. In this article, the author discusses 2 models, a classical and a nonclassical, of how to produce evidence, each leading t...
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In contemporary quantum physics, Schrödinger’s cat is not regarded as a real problem but as a metaphor to illustrate the measurement problem. In the same spirit, the metaphor of Wigner’s friend is considered as an extreme subjectivistic interpretation without any sound theoretical or empirical basis. In the present paper experimental results will b...
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Conducted a field investigation of claims of a German man reporting "transcommunication," or paranormal images of the dead on a television screen. Four investigators and 3 other observers conducted experiments with the S's camera, video recorder, tapes, and television set. Faces, heads, and figures were observed on the television screen. The images...
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It is an empirical fact that experiments which include complex systems show a smaller degree of repeatability than experiments dealing with simple systems. The conventional “explanation” for this fact assumes that complex systems cannot easily be prepared, cannot be fixed or varied in a systematic way.
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Many of the early founders of quantum theory expected to find quantum-like features also within the domain of living systems. But these ideas have not found much support in biology or psychology until now. However, modern system theory dealing with complex self-referential systems might cast a new light upon this question. Since quantum mechanical...
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Discusses hypotheses about the nature of cognitive processes (CPs), that (1) the substratum of CPs can be expressed in terms of algorithmic processes; (2) certain necessary conditions must be fulfilled by processes to be cognitive; and (3) CPs show certain specific features. From a system-theoretical point of view the role of information within and...
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Inspite of the great success in many disciplines the program of reductionism has failed its genuine purpose. Systemtheory however has yielded a new concept of reductionism which we call reductionism by correspondence and which may imply a new understanding of the mind-body problem. The crucial operations of reductionism by correspondence are called...
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Inspite of the great success in many disciplines the program of reductionism has failed its genuine purpose. Systemtheory however has yielded a new concept of reductionism which we call reductionism by correspondence and which may imply a new understanding of the mind-body problem. The crucial operations of reductionism by correspondence are called...
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The chemical reactions of H and D atoms with NO2 and CINO have been studied at a collision energy Ē = 0.44 eV (42 kJ/mol) in a crossed molecular beam experiment. Velocity and angular distributions were measured and are used to construct the center of mass (CM) distributions. The earlier reported isotope effect of the angular distributions for H, D...
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The model of pragmatic information (MPI) is applied to RSPK phenomena and leads to several predictions. The first prediction is that RSPK phenomena show two clusters of phenomena, which can be considered as structural and functional anomalous RSPK- phenomena. RSPK-phenomena are considered as a kind of "external psycho- somatic" reaction, expressing...
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Freiburg (Breisgau), Univ., Fak. für Physik, Diss., 1978. (Nicht f. d. Austausch.).

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Does human emboiment include non-causal and non-local entanglement?