International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Full Length Research Paper

Meditator’s non-contact effect on cucumbers

Osamu Takagi1*, Masamichi Sakamoto2, Hideyuki Kokubo1, Hideo Yoichi1, Kimiko Kawano1 and Mikio Yamamoto1
1Information and Research Center, International Research Institute (IRI), 1108-2 Sonno, Inage, Chiba 263-0051, Japan. 2Aquavision Academy, 1228-3 Tsubuura, Narita, Chiba 287-0236, Japan.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 April 2013
  •  Published: 23 April 2013


We clearly show the existence of an example of non-contact effect in which the “presence” of a meditator affects bio-samples without physical contact. This is the first report in the world to show this type of effect by scientific measurements. We used edible cucumber slices as bio-sensors and measured the concentrations of gas emitted from the slices by a technique developed by our group.  The concentrations of gas emitted from cucumber slices were measured for a total of 672 sample petri dishes; each dish contained four cucumber slices so that a statistically meaningful comparison could be made. We found a statistically significant difference (p=3.13×10-10, t-test, two-tails) in the concentrations of emitted gas between the “presence” and the “absence” of the meditator. Our experimental results clearly indicated that there was a scientifically measurable effect on biological objects with which the meditator had no direct physical contact.


Key words: Non-contact effect, meditator, bio-sensor, cucumber, gas.