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Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 - PROPOSED WORK STATEMENT Introduction The general goals of this project may be divided into two categories of investigation: applied research and basic research. Approximately equal (50)) effort will be expended on both categories. Specific suggestions for the pursuit of both categories of investigation are provided in the next two sections but it should be understood that these are offered as general guidelines. 0000400 Both the contractor and the sponsor desire the effort to be flexible enough to permit either one to suggest the need for redirection as appropriate. In view of the peculiar sensitivity attached to this area of research, the interests of both the contractor and the sponsor will be well served by the observation of particular administrative proceduresq00000600000% these are suggested in the final section. Applied Research Approximately 50% of the total effort will be to experimentally explore the potential for applications of paranormal abilities. The existence and validity of the abilities will, in this context, be assumed and the goal will be successfUl measurement of the parameters of such abilities. Pour general areas of applications are described below. Within the conbtraints of the available subjects, paranormal abilities are to be tested and the results summarized in a complete and detailed manner. The summaries should be presented in formats which permit statistical interpretations. In some cases a statistical interpretation may mean nothing more than a single positive or negative result. But in most experiments there will be sufficient data to permit traditional statistical summaries and comparisons. In determining the potential utility of such abilities the most important characteristics are accuracy and reliability Accuracy will be defined as the Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 2 - agreement with predetermined sets of peoperties. The emphasis is on predetermined sets. Only a selected group of properties should be tested and they must be sel- ected before the tests. During the course of the experiments, data may be obtained on interesting properties not previously selected but these cannot be retroactively Included in accuracy statements or conclusions. Reliability will be defined as peproducibility of a task performed on request. These narrow definitions are chosen to focus experimentation on the practical aspects of the applications and utilization of paranormal abilities. $014% 04%0 It is not suggested that negative results will imply the 5005 non-existence of paranormal abilities--but merely that there is little potential for control and utilization of suOh abilities at the present time. The following types of experiments are suggested. 1. Perception of information stored in sealed envelopes, packages, boxes, etc. The experiments should, for both numeric and alphabetic material, measure quantitatively such factors as: a, resolution b. bit rate c. accuracy d. reliability e. variation with density 2. Determine remote 11140 viewing capabilities on a microscopic level; for example, in room-to-roam remote viewing, determine the contents, personnel and activities. The determination must, once again, be in quantitative form and should include but not necessarily be limited to: a. accuracy b. reliability c. resolution Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 \OZti. ????.7, , a - 3-. 3. Characterize and determine the abilities for locating arbitrarily chosen objects such as, for example, items of electrical or other eplipment.-both metal and non-.metal. The measurements should focus on: a. the range at which located b. reliability and accuracy 4. Determine the characteristics of remote viewing and interactions such as the capacity to remotely locate people and reMotely assess their abilities, occupations, attitudes and their potential for paranormal ability. 5. And finally, such other eXperiments as may be designed to measure other pbranormal characteristics suggested as being of interest. . -1-144 ,2014,-,e-wd Basic ResearchResearch Approximately 50% of the contract effort will be devoted to basic research and, in this context, the goal is to find the underlying mechanism of 'giftedness or at least to identify areas of communality between gifted subjects (sufficiently to formulate a 'profile or an incipient screening system) and to attempt to identify '(or formulato theories on) the nature of the energy responsible for the phenomena: Generally, this effort Should be in the following categories: 1. Identification of Measurable Characteristics Possessed by Gifted Subjects (approximately 25% of the effort)'., This Should include but need not be limited to: a. Sensory Evaluation. The classical sensory pathways in the 'gifted' (and matched control) subjects must be studied. Testing must go beyond the 'normal' range and include discriminatory measures as well as threshold evaluations for each modality and include some testing (with barriers MOW interposed) focussed on the special abilities of the subject. b. gachological Testing. A battery of aptitude and personality tests will be given to each gifted subject. And, in addition, the sponsor's Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 _Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09 : CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 psychological evaluation techniques will be applied. c. In-Depth Interview and General History. This will focus on special abilities as perceived and manifested by the gifted subject and on particularly suggestive historical or environmental cues which he/she associates with the discovery, development or functioning of the paranormal abilities. 4. Behavioral Assessment.. Subjects will be tested using the c sto- scopic detection, reaction time, field dependency, time estimates and other measures (including, if feasible, certain observation-and-assesement measuring devices to be provided by the sponsor) in order to relate the results from the gifted subjects to the larger population. Identification of Neuroahysiological Co lates%(20% of the effort). 2. MIUrriMe Autonomic Nervous System (heart rate, GSR, plethymmograph) and Central Nervous System (averaged evoked potential, contin- gent negative variation, spectral analysis). will be characterized in terms of: a, baseline levels b. response proclivities to liminal and subliminal stimuli c. response to stimulus anticipation. CARP, CNV, spectral analysts) and conditionability. 3. Identify (or provide. theories. on) the nature of the ararmal; phenomena and energy (5% of the effort). ted Particular Administrat ve Procedures In view of the special sensitivity of (and the unusual degree of interest in) the phenomena being investigated, it is imperative that the normal contractual obligations (concerning for instance, the need-to-know principle end the handling of reports to and queries from the sponsor's organization) be scrupulously observed. In addition to thorough quarterly progress reports, brief monthly progress and financial reports will be submitted to the project officer or his disignee. Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 - 5 - It is expected that some data and analyses will be worthY of publication in the open literature but these will be sUbmited to the project officer for review and will be published only after his agreement has been obtained to the effect that such material does not contain sensitive information. In view of the history of related research in this field and the involve- ment of other government agencies and other sponsor personnel, it is to be expected that the contractor will be confronted with awkward queries or expression of interest concerning continuing research. For the benefit of both the contractor and the 00000 sponsor, we should attempt to agree upon procedures which will preclude disruption or confusion of the effort. It suggested t /t1 since we cannot possib anticipate all Iie forms which thi m4ght take . e cont ctor simply att t-4x the first fend o such queriej and tha- p should it become jIocessarr, he con? with the project officer befo a commitments ot disci? ures to other parties. Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 C? A.,444 ee /9-444- kge 114_,,b44?Ce4-44 A4,t4e4 A6,42% ? .&14t,t7 ,e,- tistZ- , 4; 1 &t4ttJ 1.'iileZre / Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/09: CIA-RDP79-00999A000200010068-1 (