The anomaly called psi: Recent research and criticism

  title={The anomaly called psi: Recent research and criticism},
  author={K. Rao and J. Palmer},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  • K. Rao, J. Palmer
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Over the past hundred years, a number of scientific investigators claim to have adduced experimental evidence for “psi” phenomena – that is, the apparent ability to receive information shielded from the senses (ESP) and to influence systems outside the sphere of motor activity (PK). A report of one series of highly significant psi experiments and the objections of critics are discussed in some depth. It is concluded that the possibility of sensory cues, machine bias, cheating by subjects, and… CONTINUE READING
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