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The Text Telepathy Test
A new telepathy test using your mobile phone and text messages (UK only). You need 3 senders, and do 9 trials.
You can partake in the telepathy test by either registering via your mobile phone or by completing the online registration. Details and online registration
In the spirit of Darwin, who recorded many of his observations in the simplicity of his garden and never held an institutional post, Dr. Sheldrake encourages enthusiasts of the paranormal to explore seven of the world's most enigmatic common occurrences by using simple resources of their own.
NEW! The Online Staring Experiment This new experiment enables you to participate online in research on the Extended Mind. The results of your experiment are transmitted automatically to be recorded in the database. All you need is a co-researcher and you can start today!
To see the accumulated results of the experiment to date, Click here
The feeling of being looked at from behind is remarkably common. So is the experience of looking at someone from behind and finding that they turn round. Surveys show that about 90% of the population have personally experienced these phenomena.
In this experiment, instead of looking at the subject directly, the looker looks at his or her photograph instead, while the subject is seated in another room. The procedure is otherwise similar to that of the "sense of being stared at" experiment.
Many people have found that they think about someone they haven't thought of for a while, and then that person calls. Also, many people say that sometimes when the telephone starts ringing they sometimes know who is calling them, even when they had no reason to expect this person to call.
The Online Telepathy Experiment
Have you ever had the experience of knowing who's on the phone before you pick it up? Or you think about someone - maybe for the first time in a while - and soon afterwards an email arrives? We want to find out if this is just a matter of coincidence, or whether telepathy is involved.
All you have to do is guess which one of four people is sending you a message. By the laws of chance, you'll be correct about 25% of the time, but our findings in similar experiments show that some people are correct much more often than that, which suggests that telepathy is involved. Are you one of these people?