Does the mind extend beyond the brain? For years I have been stating precisely this. Here is a great little video (15 minutes) on this very topic, featuring Dean Radin, Robert Jahn (Princeton Uni), Garrett Moddel and others. It comes at the problem from a science perspective, and Part 1 focuses upon the PEAR experimental data from Princeton. This lab has produced small but significant mind/matter interaction data (telekinesis) for many years.
The video is produced by the people involved with the Global Consciousness Project, and features some discussion on the effects of mass consciousness events like the 911 incident.