Intuitive Information Sight
Bioelectrographic Correlates of the Direct Vision Phenomenon
KONSTANTIN G. KOROTKOV, Ph.D., PAVEL V. BUNDZEN, M.D., Ph.D., VJACHESLAV M. BRONNIKOV, Ph.D., LUBOV U. LOGNIKOVA
Objectives: A method for training children and adults to perceive visual information without using the eyes has been developed. A study was conducted to investigate the correlation of this perceptual capacity, known as direct vision (DV), with bioelectrographic measurements.
Design: Using the technique of dynamic digital gas-discharge visualization (GDV) bioelectrography, seven subjects were tested on three occasions over a 7-month period while they were in the process of reading information from a computer screen and reading printed text; this testing was repeated after an interval of 2 years.
Results: In multiple trials it was found that with the perception of information by DV, curves of GDV versus time exhibited specific dynamics, confirming the phenomenon of DV. At least three types of GDV characteristics can be distinguished in this state. This study also identified improvements in the psychosomatic state of children during the 7-month course of training in DV.
Conclusions: The phenomenon of DV presents a newly recognized type of human information processing. It is based on a specific type of mental training that is statistically reproducible and has been assimilated by hundreds of children in Russia who are blind or have poor vision. The discovery of DV opens new perspectives in the study of the mechanisms of consciousness. The GDV characteristics that were observed during the perception of information by DV support the hypothesis that DV occurs through signals within the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. These results allow the proposal of a hypothesis for the way in which the brain, as well as the human system as a whole, registers information.
Research describing the ability to distinguish colors and even to perceive printed information primarily by touching with the hands has been widely publicized in Russia. The rarity of this ability has made the investigation of its physiologic and psychologic underpinnings a highly complex process. One of the present authors (V.B.), a psychologist, has developed a technique for teaching the perception of information without the need for optical visual analysis. The original purpose of this technique of mental training, known as the Bronnikov technique, was to help children to improve their self-discipline, power of concentration, and imagination. As this technique evolved, however, it had an unexpected result in the discovery that children could perceive information without using optical visual analysis. When the perception of information without vision yielded repeatable results, the technique for teaching and developing it in children evolved into the field of perception known as direct vision (DV). Over a 5-year period, more than 100 psychologically healthy children between the ages of 9 and 16 years, at six centers in Russia and Ukraine, were trained in DV via the Bronnikov technique. This group consisted largely of children with normal vision, a smaller group of children with visual weakness of varying severity, and six children who were physically blind with a known physiologic defect in vision. During the period of mental training in the technique of DV, no other disorders were found in the health of the trainees. In most cases children mastered the capability for DV after 3–4 months of training and could arbitrarily enter this state and maintain it indefinitely according to the tasks established for testing it. Children in this state were able to perceive information shown on computer or TV screens and in printed text. The children achieved all of this without using optical vision. Six (6) persons were approved as teachers of the DV technique for children, and in this approval process it was observed that adult training in DV is also feasible but is more complicated, more time consuming, and less effective generally than it is in children.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Dynamic gas discharge visualization technique
The technique of gas-discharge visualization (GDV) bioelectrography allows the recording, from a living subject, of electron and photon emission stimulated by an electromagnetic field, as well as the acquisition of these data by computer image processing.
The electric impulse on the camera plate stimulates biological subjects (or chemicals evaporated by this subject) and generates a response in the form of an excited gas plasma. This plasma emits both light and other electromagnetic fields over a wide frequency band because of the short electrical impulse used (10 microsec). The emissions are directly measured by a charge-coupled device (CCD), the state of the art in measuring low-level light that is used in astrophysics and other scientific endeavors. The CCD registers the pattern of photons detected over time. These digital data are transmitted directly into a computer for data processing, and each image (named a BEO-gram) from the light emitted is stored as a graphics file. These two-dimensional images of the light are then used to calculate the area, emission intensity, density, fracticality, and other parameters. On the basis of the calculated parameters, experimental conclusions are drawn. Reportedly the GDV has overcome the experimental obstacles of older forms of electrophotography. What were previously considered as confounding parameters (such as pressure, finger size, sweating, or changes in physical conductivity) in the older forms of electrophotography have been demonstrated by different researchers to be overcome by the new GDV method. Researchers report replicability of findings across different experimenters, different cameras, and different countries. The GDV technique has been found to be effective in evaluating the state of individual human health, in monitoring of individual reactions to different kinds of training, and in studying the energy properties of liquids.
Many experimental results are presented in the book “Measuring Energy Fields: State of the Science.”
The GDV Camera is certified in Russia as a medical instrument. For recording BEO-grams in the current experiments, the GDV camera manufactured by Kirlionics Technologies International (St. Petersburg, Russia [www.korotkov.org]) was used. This instrument had the following parameters: single impulse duration: 10 microseconds; repetition frequency:
1000 Hz; induction interval: 0.5–32 seconds; electrode voltage: 3–15 kV. Dynamic BEO-grams were recorded as short films (AVI files) of 15–30 exposures per second during continuous applications of 1–2-second electrical impulses to the fourth finger of the left hand.
THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
Volume 11, Number 5, 2005, pp. 8