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Organic Biofield SensorElectronics and BioengineeringLaborator
of the Mimosa pudica to determine their sensitivity to various external stimuli.
The Secret Life of Plants
Fontes’ research was highlighted in the bestselling book "The Secret Life of Plants"
In the course of promoting the book, Fontes and Author Peter Tompkins appeared on radio and television shows such asthe David Susskind Show,
the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
and the EncyclopædiaBritannica’s Wild Science documentary series.
He was featured in the popular documentary movie"The Secret Life of Plants (film)"
directed by Walon Green and musical sound track by Stevie Wonderand album/CD called the “Journey through the Secret Life of Plants”.
Stanford Research Institute (SRI)
In the Fall of 1972 Dr. Harold E. Puthoff and Russell Targ began research at SRI for the CIA-InitiatedU.S. Government program to investigate paranormal abilities;.
which eventually became, codename "Stargate Project" a Remote Viewing program. They applied for and received a research grant toprobe plant sensitivity. In Fall of 1973 they brought Fontes to Stanford Research Institute (SRI) toconduct Plant and Human Consciousness Research, also known as “Primary Perception” or the“Backster Effect” discovered by Cleve Backster a polygraph expert who had worked for the CIA.Fontes worked with Remote Viewers Ingo Swann, Hella Hammid
and Pat Price. The product of thiswork culminated in a final report "Organic Biofield Sensor" by H. E. Puthoff and R. Fontes;.
Organic Biofield SensorVI Summary and Conclusions
"The purpose of the investigation reported here was toassess the feasibility of the use of a special class of device (organic sensor) for real-time contactlessmeasurement of psychological stress or otherpsychological or physiological state in a human subjectbeing monitored. To this end special detectors weredeveloped so that the electrical activity andmicromovements of plants (Philodendron oxycardium,Mimosa pudica) and algae (Nitella) could be monitored.The activity of these sensors while in close proximity toa human subject viewing slides of varying emotionalcontent was then examined. The sensors were locatedinside Faraday cage electrical shielding to eliminatetrivial electrical artifacts. To provide an objectiveindicator of emotional response during viewing, thesubject's GSR (galvanic skin response) was recorded toprovide a signal to cross-correlate with the organic