Have you ever wondered about the nature of time?  What causes the divide between past, present and future?  What causes time to flow – is this only an illusion in our minds?  Have you ever had an intuition of an event coming in the near future?  Is it possible that information about a future event, unknowable through inference alone, could be obtained before the event actually occurs?

The Theoretical and Applied NeuroCausality Laboratory (TANC Lab) is a research lab that merges theoretical physics and experimental psychology to help answer these questions.  Our goal in the lab is to design rigorous experimental protocols to test whether unconscious knowledge of future information can be detected through behavior and physiology (e.g., EEG, pupil size).  The ultimate aim is the development of software and technology that use these unconscious signals to predict meaningful real world events.  For a summary of these experiments click here.   For an overview of our research plan, please see our article published in Frontiers in Psychology, “Future directions in precognition research.

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TANC Lab was originally a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. It is now a research center of the University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences after the laboratory was gifted to the university. TANC Lab is supported via private donations and does not receive government funding for its research. If you would like to support our research, please donate to the UCSB Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences with instructions that the donation be used for TANC Lab.