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PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e33423. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033423. Epub 2012 Mar 14.

Failing the future: three unsuccessful attempts to replicate Bem's 'retroactive facilitation of recall' effect.

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Psychology Department, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. stuartjritchie1@gmail.com

Abstract

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 experiments, 'retroactive facilitation of recall', which examines whether performance on a memory test can be influenced by a post-test exercise. All three replication attempts failed to produce significant effects (combined nā€Š=ā€Š150; combined pā€Š=ā€Š.83, one-tailed) and thus do not support the existence of psychic ability.

PMID:
22432019
PMCID:
PMC3303812
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0033423
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