Consciousness Research Laboratory (CRL)
The Consciousness Research Laboratory (CRL), a private
research facility in Palo Alto, California, was originally founded
at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1993. It dropped its
university affiliation in 1998 at which time it moved to its present
Heading CRL since its opening is Dean Radin. As a young
man Radin was a musician who played both bluegrass and classical
violin. He gave up his musical career to become a scientist,
taking a degree in electrical engineering at the University of
Massachusetts (magna cum laude), and an M.S. and Ph.D in
psychology from the University of Illinois. Through the 1980s,
Radin was a researcher in advanced telecommunications at the
AT&T Bell Laboratories and GTE Laboratories.
In 1985 he became involved with the Stanford Research Institute
and conducted parapsychological research as part of the
program being sponsored by the U.S. government. Over the
next 15 years he continued such research at Princeton University,
Edinburgh University, and then in the early 1990s, the
University of Nevada. He is the author of more than 150 papers
and three books on parapsychology.
The particular emphasis of CRL, as its name implies, is the
role of consciousness in the physical world, especially as it is expressed
in psychic phenomena. Its research program is focused
on controlled laboratory experiments, especially mind-matter
interactions (psychokinesis), distant healing, and precognition.
It has conducted investigations of haunted sites and psirelated
factors at the casinos. It does not offer a training program.
CRL is located in Palo Alto, California. It may be contacted
through its web page at
Consciousness Research Laboratory. http April 19, 2000.