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Encoding Strategies Dissociate Prefrontal Activity from Working Memory Demand
It is often proposed that prefrontal cortex is important in organization and control of working memory contents. In some cases, effective reorganization can decrease task difficulty, implying a… Expand
The Psychology of Paranormal Belief: A Reseracher's Handbook
Measuring superstitious belief: Why lucky charms matter
A large body of research has attempted to develop theories about the function and origin of superstitious beliefs on the basis of the psychological correlates of such beliefs. Most of this work has… Expand
Belief in psychic ability and the misattribution hypothesis: a qualitative review.
This paper explores the notion that people who believe in psychic ability possess various psychological attributes that increase the likelihood of them misattributing paranormal causation to… Expand
Creativity and ease of ambiguous figural reversal.
- R. Wiseman, C. Watt, K. Gilhooly, G. Georgiou
- Psychology, Medicine
- British journal of psychology
- 1 August 2011
Two studies examined the relationships between self-rated and objectively measured creative ability and ease of perceiving alternative interpretations of the ambiguous Duck-Rabbit figure. The studies… Expand
Failing the Future: Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Replicate Bem's ‘Retroactive Facilitation of Recall’ Effect
Nine recently reported parapsychological experiments appear to support the existence of precognition. We describe three pre-registered independent attempts to exactly replicate one of these… Expand
Predicting Smartphone Operating System from Personality and Individual Differences
- H. Shaw, D. Ellis, Libby-Rae Kendrick, F. Ziegler, R. Wiseman
- Psychology, Medicine
- Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
- 1 December 2016
We found that iPhone owners are more likely to be female, younger, and increasingly concerned about their smartphone being viewed as a status object and less concerned about owning devices favored by the majority of the population. Expand
Does Psi exist? Lack of replication of an anomalous process of information transfer.
Bern and Honorton (1994) recently presented data in Psychological Bulletin that appeared to support the existence of psi 1: "anomalous processes of information or energy transfer such as telepathy or… Expand
Dynamic and static improvements to lexical baseforms
One limitation of many speaker independent recognition systems is their dependence on a single baseform dictionary to model word pronunciations. These dictionaries typically contain only a single (or… Expand
Can animals detect when their owners are returning home? An experimental test of the 'psychic pet' phenomenon.
In his book, Seven Experiments That Could Change The World, Rupert Sheldrake suggested that the public carry out experiments to test whether pets can psychically detect when their owners are… Expand