Consciousness Research Laboratory (CRL)

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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 location.

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. April 19, 2000.

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