Title: Non-local intuition in entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs: results of two experiments using electrophysiological measures

Authors: Raymond Trevor Bradley, Murray Gillin, Rollin McCraty, Mike Atkinson

Addresses: Institute for Whole Social Science, Aorangi Research Center, 589 Rockell Road, Whananaki, RD 1, Hikurangi 0181, New Zealand; Center for Advanced Research (CFAR), Neuron Dynamics – Advanced Computing Facility, 3011B East Capitol Drive, Appleton, WI 54915, USA. ' Ausentrepreneurs Sans Frontieres Pty Ltd., 27/378 Cotham Road, Kew, 3101, Australia. ' Institute of HeartMath, 14700 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek, California 95006, USA. ' Institute of HeartMath, 14700 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek, California 95006, USA

Abstract: Non-local intuition is the body|s perception of information about a distant or future event that is not based on reason or memories of prior experience. This work reports the results of two pilot experiments testing the measurement efficacy of two computer-administered experimental protocols for studying non-local intuition in entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs. Conducted on a small sample of repeat entrepreneurs from the Cambridge Technopol, UK, and a US sample of non-entrepreneurs, both experiments employed electrophysiological measures (skin conductance response and beat-to-beat heart rate) to detect non-local intuition, as used in previous studies. The results are promising: the use of conservative statistical procedure – random permutation analysis – found evidence of non-local intuition in both entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs. These results may constitute the first evidence in a population of entrepreneurs that electrophysiological measures appear able to detect intuitive perception of a future event.

Keywords: bio-emotional energy; entrepreneurship; non-local intuition; non-local communication; opportunity recognition; precognition; psychophysiology; quantum-holographic theory; electrophysiology; entrepreneurs; non-entrepreneurs; skin conductance response; heart rate.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2011.039012

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2011 Vol.12 No.3, pp.343 - 372

Available online: 11 Mar 2011 *

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