Ovidiu Brazdau

Hello! My research is focused on studying intentional evolution, developing the Consciousness Quotient Inventory (CQ-i), and introducing the conscious experience as a research variable in psychological assessment. This process took some years, while trying to ascertain a way to identify and scientifically measure the collective patterns of conscious experiences.

The beta version of the CQ-i was developed through 14 studies on a population of 6,800 individuals. It was released in 2008, and presented the next year at the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference. In 2016 I decided to quit my formal academic career at the Ecological University in Bucharest, after 14 years of teaching research methodology and other topics, to focus on the CQ-i development and to manage some entrepreneurial tough times. The standardized version of the CQ-i was released in 2020, using a normative sample that included 2,266 participants from 96 countries. Our researches revealed that collective conscious experiences, as explored with the CQ-i test, appear to have 15 patterns common to all of us, comprising the Consciousness Quotient model.