Helmut Schmidt (parapsychologist)
Helmut Schmidt (February 21, 1928 - August 18, 2011) was a German-born parapsychologist.
In the early 1970s he pioneered research into the effects of human consciousness on machines called random number generators or random event generators at the Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology. He was appointed Research Director of the Institute in 1969.
Schmidt's early psychokinesis experiments involved machines with one red and one green light. Subjects would attempt to make one light illuminate more than another. Schmidt has reported success rates of 1–2% above what would be expected at random over a large number of trials. A metastudy that reviewed more than 800 such studies from 68 laboratories came to the conclusion that "under certain circumstances, consciousness can interact with random physical systems." 
- Daniel Druckman; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance (6 April 1988). Enhancing human performance: issues, theories, and techniques. National Academies Press. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-309-03787-7. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
- John Beloff (15 June 1997). Parapsychology: A Concise History. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-312-17376-0. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
- Tucker 2006, p. 191.
- The RetroPsychoKinesis Project
- James Randi (1982). Flim-Flam!. Prometheus Books, ISBN 0-87975-198-3
- Jim B. Tucker 2006. Life Before Life St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-32137-6
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