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)
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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.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ganzfeld, sensory attenuation, ESP, parapsychology|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Faculty of Education & Health|
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