Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Investigating Methodological Issues in Eda-Dmils: Results from a Pilot Study

Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Investigating Methodological Issues in Eda-Dmils: Results from a Pilot Study

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ABSTRACT: This article addresses methodological issues in current EDA--DMILS research. The authors conducted an exploratory DMILS pilot study with 26 sessions and found a remote intention effect with an effect size of approximately ES = .35-.42 depending on the applied methods. The authors do not claim any significant psi finding as the experiment was not designed to find or investigate any. No psi hypothesis or significance testing was applied; instead, the variation of this effect as a function of different methodological approaches was studied.

The authors compared parameters drawn from different components of the EDA signal (tonic or phasic) and found effects similar in size. Furthermore, they contrasted the traditional parapsychological way to parameterize the phasic component with methods adapted from psychophysiological research. These new psychophysiological parameters (frequency of nonspecific responses and the sum of their amplitude) clearly outperformed the parameter used so far in DMILS/remote staring research.

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