Failing the Future: Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Replicate Bem's 'Retroactive Facilitation of Recall' Effect

Stuart J. Ritchie*, Richard Wiseman, Christopher C. French

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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 n = 150; combined p = .83, one-tailed) and thus do not support the existence of psychic ability.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere33423
Number of pages5
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012

Keywords

  • PSI

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