An empirical evaluation of a set of recommendations for extrasensory perception experimental research
Pérez-Navarro, José M. and Guerra, Xana Martínez (2012) An empirical evaluation of a set of recommendations for extrasensory perception experimental research. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 8 (1). pp. 32-48. ISSN 1841-0413 (doi:10.5964/ejop.v8i1.297)Full text not available from this repository.
One of the main criticisms of extrasensory perception (ESP) research is the lack of replication of positive results across laboratories. In this paper we report a study (N=100) where we tested a set of practices recommended by researchers in the area in order to develop a robust 'recipe' for ESP experimental research. In an experimental condition that included these practices we observed a 30% rate of correct guesses (z=0.82, p=0.21, one tailed) compared to a 22% rate observed in a control condition (z=-0.49, p=0.31, one-tailed). It is discussed how results obtained so far, with free-response protocols, are not strong enough to fully satisfy mainstream science.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ganzfeld, sensory attenuation, ESP, parapsychology|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Last Modified:||26 Apr 2012 11:17|
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