A student of Cornell University and a part- time magician has found evidence that people may have psychic powers.
Daryl Bem had studied that psychic powers help a certain person predict future events and even possibly influence them.
To prove it, he organized random experiments. Students were given words to memorize. They were asked to repeat as many as they could and were given random option of the original list to type.
As expected, they remembered some words but not the others. But Bem found out that the words which were remembered corresponded to those they were asked to type.
Another experiment was done wherein subjects where shown in a picture of two curtains on a computer screen. One concealed screen is an erotic image. After the subject has chosen which screen, the computer randomly opened one or other of the curtains to reveal the erotic picture.
Bem discovered that the selection made by the subject matched with the computer’s choice. It only implies that the subject has influenced the computer to make the selection. It is obviously his basis in convincing people that psychic power indeed exists.
The full statistics was shown as Bem has done random experiments. All but one of nine experiments which involve 1,000 participants showed statistically significant results – the clinical evidence for the efficacy of plenty of drugs.
Bem stated in his paper that a sentiment with which the 34 percent of academic psychologist who believe PSI can’t believe impossible things. And Alice (White Queen) disagrees with him.
Despite of White Queen protest, Bem added that he does not encourage people to believe impossible things. He wrote the article to invoke the remaining 66 percent of academic psychologist to raise their subsequent probabilities of believing at least one of extraordinary thing before breakfast.
His heavily challenged written report is published in New Scientist.
Source : http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/52591-study-finds-evidence-for-psychic-abilities