The experimental evidence for the influence of consciousness on physical reality is pretty exhaustive. This includes formalized experiments, meta analysis, and discussions and debates. Still, some labs have produced positive evidence, other's havent. The purpose of this project isn't prove anything or convince anyone a point of view. This is a fun and exploratory app, and a window into a subect that millions of people care about, that might just tell us something new.
There's a couple peer-reviewed articles down below. But here's some some videos to get you started.
This is a great little introduction to the question of what consciousness is, and how we probably aren't going to explain it away using only neuroscience. David Chalmers (in addition to having awesome hair) is known for being an avid critic of physicalism, believing that reductive approaches to the mind fail to appreciate the fundamental nature of consciousness. There is even talk of zombies.
Dean Radin summarizes clinical investigations of things like mind-matter interaction, and how it's nothing like "spoon bending." Sorry, Neo.
Christof Koch is a leading neurobiologist who has come to believe that panpsychism - the concept that consciousness is universal - is the best explanation for how the universe works. Watch this Ted talk!
A brief summary by Roger Nelson about his Global Consciousness Project, which is an ongoing exploration into large-scale effects in distributed random number generators, and correlations between their output and meaningful global events.
Rupert Sheldrake, Cambridge biologist, discusses how many of the axioms of what we might call "conservative" science are themselves on shaky ground. He points out how rigid belief systems within the scientific community can function like religious dogmas, even in the face of contrary evidence. This can help to provide some context to the debate about consciousness and clinical psi experiments.
Correlations of Random Binary Sequences with Pre-Stated Operator Intention: A Review of a 12-Year Program (1997). J. Scientific Exploration, 11, No.3, pp.345-367.
Correlations of Continuous Random Data with Major World Events (2002). Foundations of Physics Letters, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 537-550.
Consciousness, Information, and Living Systems (2005). Cellular & Molecular Biology, 51, pp.703-714.
Biological Utilisation of Quantum NonLocality (1991). Foundations of Physics, Vol. 21, pp. 197-207