Genetics of Psychic Ability

TITLE: Genetics of Psychic Ability

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR 707-779-8230

FUNDED BY:  BIAL and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For more information about the Institute of Noetic Sciences, please go to

PURPOSE:  You have been invited to be in this research study because you have expressed interest in contributing information about the genetics of extended human capacities. The purpose of this study is to discover if extended human capacities run in families, suggesting a genetic component. You have also shared that you or your family members DO NOT have psychic abilities. We are collecting information from people who DO NOT have abilities so we can compare those characteristics to people who do. Please do not continue with this survey if you believe you or your family members have psychic abilities.

PROCEDURES: This online survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. In this survey, you will answer questions about yourself and your family. You will be asked about your gender, marital status; extended human capacities that you or your family may have; medications you may be taking; your beliefs, attitudes, spirituality, experiences and personality traits and personal experiences you may have had. At the end of the survey you will be asked to read another consent form and decide if you would like to give your permission to contact you for the next phase of this research project. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this study now or in the future, please contact Dr. Helané Wahbeh, 707-779-8230.

RISKS:  We make every effort to protect your identity, however there is a minimal risk of loss of confidentiality. If you find some of the questions too personal.

BENEFITS: You may or may not find personal benefit from being in this study.  However, by serving as a participant you will help us learn how to benefit others in the future.

CONFIDENTIALITY: In these online surveys, we are collecting minimal identifiable information about you so there is little chance of breach of confidentiality.  

COSTS: There is no cost for participating in these surveys.

PARTICIPATION: This research is being overseen by the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) Institutional Review Board (“IRB”). If any of the follow apply, please contact the IRB Chair, Dr. Dean Radin, at

•        Your questions, concerns, or complaints are not being answered by the research team.
•        You want to communicate with someone other than the research team.
•        You have questions about your rights as a research subject.
•        You want to get more information or provide input about this research.

You are not required to participate in this or any research study. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

Thank you for your participation!