Inner Intelligence Project Crowdfunding Campaign 2014
Using Ouija to Explore Unconscious Learning
The project is once again giving crowdfunding a try, and in this run we are looking to fund our most ambitious look at the unconscious mind yet! Our newest experiment will investigate unconscious learning and how information enters our subconscious mind without our awareness. To do this we will be running a three hour long experiment divided into three sessions spread over the course of an entire month. The experiment is broken down as follows:
Session 1 - initial session - 1 hour long - learning trial
For this trial participants will be introduced to some content, either a short story or video, which they will be tested on at a later date.
Session 2 - two days later - 1 hour long - initial memory trial
The second trial will occur several days after the learning trial and will feature both a computer test section as well as a ouija trial where they will be asked yes/no questions based on the content that they learned several days ago, giving us a read on how they are remembering the content they just learned both consciously and subconsciously
Session 3 - one month later - 1 hour long - Second memory trial
A full month after learning the content participants will return to be tested again, showing us what the effect of time has had on the participants conscious and subconscious memory, and how they have changed since the initial trial.
Using this experimental design we will be able to see both what the basic differences are between conscious and subconscious knowledge as well as how they behave over a one month period.
What could this research show about my subconscious mind?
Potentially, quite a bit, we may be able to build on the story of how our consicous mind and subconscious mind work in different ways to help us live our lives. We may be able to find what sorts of things we are very good at remembering subconsciously and what things we may be better at remembering consciously. In addition to their basic differences, by having participants return after a month, we will be able to see the evolution of subconscious memories, and how they change and may be transfer to conscious recollections.
First we teach them something
And then we see what has stuck to their subconscious
As exciting as we feel our research into the subconscious is, even more exciting is the latest chapter in our experiments in academic crowdfunding! We have changed around quite a few things about our approach
to crowdfunding, and are now operating off of the crowdfunding site Rockethub.com
Key in this new approach to crowdfunding is our adoption of incentives for our newest campaign. Incentives are not at all unfamilair to traditional crowdfunding, but presented a new challenge to us to design items which people may enjoy. It is your call whether we succeeded or not, but the items certainly are popular among the researchers working on the project!