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An Experiment with Covert Ganzfeld Telepathy
The aim of our study was to test a modiﬁed ganzfeld telephathy procedure, which conceals the intended anomalous information transfer. Forty pairs were recruited for ganzfeld sessions, each comprising three trials consisting of a ‘communication’ and a ‘rating/reporting’ phase.
During the ‘communication’ phase (20 min), one member of the pair (A) was exposed to multimodal ganzfeld and reported her/his imagery, while the other (B) memorised a repeatedly presented video clip.
In the ‘rating/reporting’ phase subject A rated the similarity of the ‘target clip’ and three ‘decoys’ to the ganzfeld imagery, while simultaneously subject B gave a written account of the content of thepresented target.
Trials in which the highest score was assigned to the target clip were considered as correct identiﬁcations. In 39 out of 120 trials (32.5%) the presented target clip was correctly identiﬁed (p = .039).
Statistics based on ranks of all four video clips revealed no signiﬁcant deviations from chance expectancy. The modiﬁed exper-
imental procedure (a) yields correct identiﬁcation rates comparable with the traditional procedure, (b) allows study of ‘ganzfeld telepathy’ without confronting subjects with an ‘impossible task’.