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Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 DT-S- 1048 -S DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CUHflEIIT STATUS OF AESEAACH PFtOGAAItl AIID ACTIVITIES (U) 13 AUGUST 1992 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08! MA~P P96-00789R002900510001-4 CURRENT STATUS OF RESEARCH PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES (U) Date of Publication 13 August 1992 CLASSIFIED BY: DIA/DT DECLASSIFY ON: OADR Approved For Release 2000/18tQ8 :: ~CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 CONTENTS I PREFACE .................................................. 1 II SUMMARY .................................................. 1 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 Unclassified Unclassified Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 I (U) This report provides a summary of current status of the research program and reviews related activities. II (U) SUMMARY (U) Contracted status of the FY91 and FY92 R&D authorization are shown on page 2. (U) Analysis is not yet complete for all research projects. However, overall results at this time are summarized on page 3 for the research initiated with FY91 funds. Details of results to date from this research are in appendix A. (U) Other interesting research results presented at recent conferences are summarized on paper 5 and 6. Appendix B contains additional discussions on findings presented at one of the recent conferences (Princeton University). 1 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 Unclassified Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 RESEARCH Y FY 1991 AUTHORIZATION: - FINAL REPORT DUE TO DIA ON 31 AUG 92 ? FY 1992 AUTHORIZATION: - CONTRACT PACKAGE ON LINE BY NOV 92 - INITIAL PORTION ON LINE 31 JULY 92 Approved For Release 2000/084g8 CIA-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 Approved For Release 2000/ 8~'k-ADP96-00789R002900510001-4 FY 91 RESEARCH RESULTS ? M EG DATA - INITIAL ANALYSIS PROMISING - IMPROVED METHODOLOGY LOWERED RESULTS ? PARAMETER SERIES - SIGNIFICANT FOR STATIC TARGETS - NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEACON, NO BEACON - NO SIGNIFICANCE FOR DYNAMIC TARGETS ? RV COMMUNICATION SERIES - NO OVERALL SIGNIFICANCE - LATTER HALF SHOWED IMPROVEMENT ? ALTERED STATES, TRAINING PROJECTS - RESULTS INDICATE DATA IMPROVEMENT POTENTIAL ? EXPLORATORY ENERGETICS (SCALAR WAVE DETECTOR) RESULTS PROMISING DESCRETE SPECTRAL LINES OBSERVED PATTERNS SUGGEST A PULSE TRAIN BACKGROUND NOISE MAY BE INFLUENCED Approved For Release 2000/0 08 : CIL~Q-RDP96-00789R002900510001-4 (nclaSSlflea ~ ~ C~~,SItt~CI ~ Approved For Release 2000/0 ~8 : CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 FY 92 RESEARCH PLANS CONDUCT CONFERENCES - - CONUS, OVERSEAS DEVELOP MEG/EEG CORRELATES - - AMPLITUDE, PHASE SHIFTS PERFORM EEG MEASUREMENTS EXAMINE SUBLIMINAL THRESHOLD TRAINING PERFORM COMMUNICATION FOLLOW-ON - SIMPLIFIED PROTOCOL CONDUCT RV PARAMETER PROJECTS - - SIMPLIFIED PROTOCOL, TIMING PURSUE ENERGETICS - - SCALAR WAVE FOLLOW-ON - - OTHER DEVICES (GRAVITY, LASER PERFORM OPERTIONS RESEARCH PROJECTS Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 ~nctas~ified Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 PRINCETON NJ CONFERENCE ENERGETICS EXPERIMENTS (DEAN JAHN~ - - DEVICES WERE MECHANICAL, ELECTRONIC SIGNIFICANCE AT SEVERAL THOUSAND MILES THEORETICAL MODELS - - QUANTUM MECHANICAL CONCEPTS ADVANCED - - POSSIBLE TIE TO ZERO-POINT ENERGY DISCUSSED - - POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN RV/ESP AND PK POSTULATED FOREIGN ACTIVITIES - - UNUSUAL PHYSICAL EFFECTS OBSERVED FROM BALL LIGHTNING - - METAL SOFTENING, ODD DESTRUCTION - - REMOTE HYPNOSIS CLAIMED - - QUANTUM MECHANICAL DEVICE CONSTRUCTED FOR MENTAL PROCESSES Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 .~ Approved For Release 2000/0~~~' : CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 OTHER RESEARCH PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE - EEG MEASUREMENTS CORRELATED VI~ITH PERFORMANCE - MENTAL IMAGERY E~CERCISES INCREASED PERFORMANCE - ENERGETICS EFFECTS OBSERVED ON BACKGROUND RADIATION, PHYSIOLOGY Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 Unclassified Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/0$,~.C.IA`F~ ;, 6-007898002900510001-4 Approved For Release 20~(~j#j~4-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 This section describes the progress to date for each of the subtasks listed under items 6.2, 6.3, and 6.4 (basic research, applied research, and research methodology, respectively). The section numbering corresponds to the numbering in the Statement of Work. 6.~ Basic Research 6.2.1 Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Investigations From 15 through 28 March 1992, the third portion of a four-part MEG investigation was carried out using receivers from a variety of populations. Details of the protocol maybe found in a separate docu- ment,which has been approved by the Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC).t` It is beyond the scope of this report to describe the protocol in detail; however, we provide a brief overview here, followed by a summary of the analysis and the conclusions to date. Protocol. Each of twelve receivers contributes ten blocks of data. Each block consists of ten 2-minute runs, each of which contains approximately 100 remote and 100 pseudo stimuli. Each block of data is accompa- nied by a control block of equal length during which the conditions are identical to the experimental block; however, no receiver is present under the MEG. The dependent variable is the average effect size of the root mean square (RMS) relative phase shift (i.e., prestirnulus to poststimulus) of the dominant alpha rh}~tlun. In February, the statistician from the SOC visited the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory. After reviewing the statistics for the MEG project, we noticed that the t-tests that were described in the technical proto- col to test difference the between various conditions were not correct because they assumed statistical independence between the variables. Measurements of brain waves that occur at 1- to S-second inter- valsare likely to be correlated, especially at 10 Hz, nominally the frequency under study. Therefore, the statistics used to combine the results of all blocks from a single receiver had to be modified. We provide that modification here. Consider N blocks of experimental data. Let ~i~ be the number of remote stimuli (RS) for block j, and nfP be the number of pseudo stimuli (PS) in block j. Similarly, define cj, and cjp as the corresponding effect sizes for block j. We define the weighted effect size for each stimulus type, k, as N Ek - ~wjkEjk~ j=1 Unciassifie~ Approved For Release 2000/~~/08 : CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :CIA-RDP96-007898002900510001-4 k=r,p. Tests Against the Null Hypothesis: s = 0. Since the experimental effect sizes, sjk, aze derived from nor- mally distributed data (i.e., Monte Carlo calculations of the RMS phase shift), then we know the stan- dard error for each Ejk is njk (1) Thus, the variance of the weighted average effect size is Yar(~k) _ ~ wj,~Var(gjr) _ _ E~ Z,~ (2) Yar(i