The Genetics of Psychic Ability

Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this study is to learn more about whether extended human capacities (psi) are a genetic characteristic. 

Study Summary: This study is conducted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a nonprofit research organization. Our mission is to reveal more about the nature of reality and humanity’s potential through scientific research. Throughout history people have reported exceptional experiences that appear to transcend the conventional boundaries of space and time (psi experiences). These subjective experiences appear to be distributed across diversified populations. 

Genes are the units of DNA - the chemical structure carrying your genetic information - that determine many human characteristics such as the color of your eyes, your height, and whether you are male or female. The data you provide will be used to determine if psychic abilities are associated with any genes or gene networks.  Most genes are the same in all people, but a small number of genes are slightly different and contribute to each person’s unique physical features. The purpose of this study is to examine whether psi abilities have a genetic characteristic.

You are eligible to participate, if you have:
~ Had experiences with extended human capacities or that transcended the normal boundaries of time and space.
~ Completed a genetic test with a direct-to-consumer service (such as 23andMe or and have your data file from that service.

Participation Includes:
1) Sharing your raw genetic data file that you have received from a direct-to-consumer genetic service like 23andMe or with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).  
2) Completing an online survey.

Privacy is our priority. Your data will be used for research purposes only.  All data is anonymized and security measures are taken to protect your identity.

Want to participate? Please have your genetic data file ready for upload.
In order to participate in this research study, you need to have an electronic file of your raw genetic data from your genetic services company ready for upload at the beginning of the survey. Each company has their own specific instructions for how to obtain your raw data. CLICK HERE for some instructions for common companies on how to obtain your raw genetic data file. 

Please email if you have any questions about this study or if you need support during the survey.

Click NEXT to review the Informed Consent Form and consent to participate (before completing any questionnaires or uploading your genetic data).