Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Sender and Receiver Creativity Scores as Predictors of Performance at a Ganzfeld ESP Task. (Parapsychological Abstracts)

Academic journal article The Journal of Parapsychology

Sender and Receiver Creativity Scores as Predictors of Performance at a Ganzfeld ESP Task. (Parapsychological Abstracts)

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Roe, c. a., mckenzie, e. a., and au, a. n. (2001). Sender and rreceiver creativity scores as predictors of performance at a ganzfeld ESP task. journal of the society for psychical research, 65, 107-121.

A ganzfeld study was conducted in an attempt to confirm the proposed link between creativity and psi (Dalton, 1997). Twenty-four pairs of participants volunteered to be tested, with one member of each pair acting as the receiver and the other as sender. Among a number of measures, all participants initially completed the 3 activities that make up the figural form, and Activities 5, 6, and 7 of the verbal form, of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.

Two experimenters (EM and AA) were present for each trial, with one being assigned to the sender (Es) and one to the receiver (Er). Once the premeasures had been completed, the sender was escorted by Es to the sender's room, where he or she was shown the target image. All targets and dummies were static pictures drawn by CR from the Internet--EM and AA had no prior knowledge of the target pools, and CR had no contact with the sender or receiver. The sender and Es remained in the sender's room until after the trial was completed. The receiver was taken to a sound-attenuated room where he or she went through a standard ganzfeld procedure. …

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