Within-subject designs in social priming – my attempts

TL;DR summary: it’s perfectly possible to do a within-subject design for ‘social’ priming. This is going to be an attempt at a more serious post, about some actual research I have done. Moreover, I really need to get back into writing mode after summer leave. Just starting cold turkey on the >7 manuscripts still waiting Continue Reading

Why a meta-analysis of 90 studies does not tell that much about psi, or why academic papers should not be reduced to their data

Social psychologist-turned-statistics-and-publication-ethics crusader Daniel Lakens has recently published his review of a meta-analysis of 90 studies by Bem and colleagues that allegedly shows that there is strong evidence for precognition. Lakens rips apart the meta-analysis in his review, in particular because of the poor control for publication bias. According to Lakens, who recently converted to Continue Reading

Recording of my Quantum Mind lecture (12 Nov)

Last week, I have given a lecture for the VIP, our student association, on my not-at-all controversial work and ideas on consciousness, quantum physics, and psi. Thanks to Jeffrey Harris, who made an audio recording, you can now listen to my waffling, whilst looking at the pdf with slides! Slides: Quantum Mind Audio: Part 1: Philosophy Continue Reading

Scientists build Rube Goldberg machine, sell it to press as Brain-to-Brain Interface

Have you seen this¬†study? It made headlines all over the world – first direct brain-to-brain interface! Brain activity of one person is recorded, decoded and sent over the internet to a computer which controls a brain stimulator, which in turn stimulates another person’s brain! Sounds quite sci-fi, right?! Well, I hate to spoil the fun, Continue Reading