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File489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment2015-052019-01

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

DocumentFinal report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
Radin (1990) found unusual effects on a RNG embedded in a computer system. A study by the author (2015) revealed unconscious PK effects on computers and electronics was reduced using relaxation techniques.
AIMS
This study explores whether the mood and emotion of a computer operator can produce errors in a network simulating a real-world working environment.
METHOD
130 participants completed normal computer tasks while a separate network system continuously monitored the network for errors. Experimental and control groups completed the same tasks, but the experimental group was obstructed with inoperative software designed to induce anxiety. Participants were motivated to complete the timed tasks quickly with rewards. Participants self-rated anxiety levels.
Custom network software logged errors and avoided automatic error correction. Participants were not aware of the network and did not interact with it, but those with higher anxiety were expected to produce more errors in the network.
Sessions were also run when no user was present. There were three categories of data: high anxiety sessions, lower anxiety sessions, and no user sessions. Errors were collected from the network for each group.
RESULTS & CONCLUSION
Evidence supported both hypotheses, but low effect size and power indicate additional sessions are necessary to confirm the hypotheses.
Sessions run with participants produced a higher mean number of errors than sessions without participants (p=.0345). Effect size: d=.134; power: .287.
Users who reported higher anxiety produced a higher mean number of errors than those who reported less anxiety (p<.0001). Effect size: d=.02; power: .062.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Document type:
Final report
Reference:
Kruth, J. (2018). Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Psychokinesis / Technology / Emotion / Computer / Network

Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment

Final report - An examination of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world computer system and networking environment

DocumentAn exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environmentin press

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment
Publication year: in press
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
This study uses a custom computer system and network designed to induce anxiety in participants and determine if people who are anxious produce more errors in an independent working computer network. Participants (130) were asked to complete sixteen tasks on a computer in twenty minutes to receive a reward. Each participant self-rated their anxiety levels during the tasks. In addition, 130 sessions were run without a computer operator. The network ran independent of the tasks, and operated continuously during the sessions. H1 predicted sessions without operators would produce fewer network errors than sessions with operators, but it was not supported (p = 0.353). H2 predicted that anxious operators would produce more errors on the independent network than those who are less anxious. Initial analysis indicated an unsupported hypothesis, but the initial design did not properly identify anxious users. A post-hoc revised grouping based on actual reported anxiety resulted in this hypothesis being supported (p = 0.038, d = 0.45, power = 0.61) indicating that anxious computer operators may affect network communication. There may be other electronic effects as a result of human emotions. Further research is necessary to confirm these results and explore whether the intensity of emotions affect electronics.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Kruth, J. (in press). An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment. Journal of Parapsychology.
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Electronics / Emotion / Network / Signal fault / Mind-matter interaction / Psychokinesis (PK)

DocumentAn exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
489 - An Examination of the Effects of Mood and Emotion on a Real-World Computer System and Networking Environment
Duration: 2015-05 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
John G. Kruth
Institution(s): Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC (USA)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Keywords:
Psychokinesis (PK) / Emotion / Computer / Network / Parapsychology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-489.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment
Publication year: 2018
Abstract/Results:
ABSTRACT:
A customized computer system and network were designed to induce anxiety in a sample of computer operators while the network was monitored for errors. The study participants were asked to complete a series of simple computer tasks in a limited amount of time. Rewards were provided to increase motivation and potentially induce anxiety. Half of the participants were part of an experimental group where the software was designed to obstruct their ability to complete the tasks by presenting barriers to their progress. A control group completed the exact same tasks, but they were unencumbered in their sessions. Both groups self-rated their anxiety during the tasks before and after the sessions. During the sessions, unknown to the participants, a computer network continuously sent messages between two computers. The network was not associated with the software or tasks being performed, but the network was monitored for errors. Additional sessions were run when no computer operator was present as an additional no-operator control condition. Hypothesis 1 predicted that sessions with participants present would produce more errors than sessions with no operators, but results were not significant (p=0.353). Hypothesis 2 predicted that participants who experienced higher anxiety would produce more errors in the network than those with lower anxiety. The initial experimental and control groups did not correspond to the predicted grouping of anxious and non-anxious participants. The full sample was examined to produce two
groups based on the actually reported anxiety of the participants. The two groups that were created as a result of this regrouping, anxious group and non-anxious group, were examined for difference
in the number of errors recorded during their sessions. The group that reported higher anxiety produced more errors in the unmonitored network than the group that reported lower anxiety (p=0.038, d=0.45, power=0.61). These results indicate that anxious computer operators may affect network communication, and there may be other electronic effects as a result of their emotions. Though these results are exploratory and preliminary, the strength of these results indicates that businesses and organizations that use computer operators or provide technical support should be encouraged to consider the working environment and mood of their computer operators to avoid unintentional effects that could disrupt the network traffic and operation of computer systems.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Kruth, J.
Document type:
Conference abstract
Reference:
Kruth, J. (2018). An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment. Abstracts of Presented Papers of the 61st Annual Convention
of the Parapsychological Association (pp. 16-17). Institute of Noetic Sciences Petaluma, USA.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Electronics / Emotion / Network / Signal fault / Mind-matter interaction / Psychokinesis (PK)

An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment

An exploration of the effects of mood and emotion on a real-world working computer system and network environment